Monday, July 4, 2011

One Week - 1920

Country: USA
Language: English
Release Date: 1 September 1920 (USA)
Filming Locations: Congregational Sunday School, Los Angeles, California, USA
Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton
Writers: Buster Keaton (screenplay), Buster Keaton (story)
Stars: Buster Keaton, Sybil Seely and Joe Roberts
Buster and Sybil exit a chapel as newlyweds. Among the gifts is a portable house you easily put together in one week. It doesn't help that Buster's rival for Sybil switches the numbers on the crates containing the house parts.
This was Buster Keaton's first film appearance without Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle.
No models were used. All of the stunts were done with the full-sized house as seen on-screen.
After two more appearances in Keaton's shorts, Sybil Seely was replaced as leading lady by Virginia Fox. However, Buster asked her back for The Boat (1921) with the idea of combining it with One Week into a four reel feature. But this never came to pass.
Continuity: When Buster climbs onto the roof, the ladder is leaning against the front of the house, but when he climbs back down, it's leaning against the side of the house.
Continuity: The piano changes between when it is delivered (flat back) and when Buster tires to bring it into the house (typical uptight piano back).

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