One Week
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One Week
One Week was the first Buster Keaton-directed film to be released to the public (The High Sign was made earlier but shelved for several months). Based on a now-obscure educational short called Home Made, it involves a build-it-yourself house given to Keaton and his new bride (Sybil Seely). Unbeknownst to the couple, the wife's disgruntled former suitor has changed the numbers on the boxes containing the building materials. Keaton does make the house in one week, as the instructions have promised, but what a house! Right off the bat, this early Keaton film shows his penchant for big props… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"In 1920's One Week, the silent comedian known as the Great Stone Face attempts to assemble the build-it-yourself home he received as a wedding present."
‑ John Monaghan, Detroit Free Press
"Very funny slapstick two-reeler."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Physical humor and tomfoolery abound in this romp through the first week of married bliss and pitfalls, but there's also something really sweet about the love between Keaton and his new bride."
‑ Gabe Leibowitz, Film and Felt
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