One Week (1920)

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“One Week” is a 1920 silent comedy film directed by and starring Buster Keaton, and co-directed by Edward F. Cline. The film follows the story of a newlywed couple, Buster and Sybil (Sybil Seely), who receive a build-it-yourself house as a wedding gift.

Excited to start their new life together, the couple sets out to build the house, but everything goes wrong from the very beginning. They struggle to assemble the house, and the instructions that come with it are confusing and mixed up. As a result, their house ends up being a disaster, with windows and doors in the wrong places and the whole structure tilted at an angle.

As they try to make the best of their new home, they face a series of mishaps and challenges, including a runaway automobile, a lost cow, and a group of thieves who try to steal their home.

Despite all the setbacks, Buster and Sybil remain determined to make their house a home, and they ultimately find a way to turn their disastrous start into a happy ending.

“One Week” is considered a classic of silent comedy and is known for its creative use of physical humor and innovative camera techniques. It was one of Buster Keaton’s earliest and most successful films, helping to establish him as a major star of the silent era.

Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton

Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton

Buster Keaton, Sybil Seely, Joe Roberts

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