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"One Week" is a short
comedy, starring Buster Keaton and featuring Joe Roberts, a star of Silent Hall
This is the first film released by Buster Keaton after he started his own
career following his apprenticeship with Roscoe Arbuckle. And what a beginning
"One Week" was added to
the National Film Registry in 2008 as being deemed "culturally,
historically, or aesthetically significant".
Eddie Cline, Buster Keaton Produced by
Joseph Schenck Scenario by
Eddie Cline, Buster Keaton
Buster Keaton, Sybil Seely, Joe Roberts Cinematography Elgin Lessley Distributed by Metro
Pictures Release date
September 1, 1920 Running time 22 min. Country
United States Language
Silent film, English intertitles
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March 3, 2022 Subject:
Well, I had many lol moments
I love these old silent comedies. This one was very good imo and yes, I did laugh out loud more than once. Enjoy!
June 21, 2019 Subject:
Humorous Silent Buster Keaton Short - 1920s Style
'In 2008, One Week was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".'And, most reviewers rave about this film - might be best to listen to them. I found this to be an example of what innocent 1920s America, new to this kind of absurdist humor, found funny in a plot based on the everything-that-could-possibly-go-wrong-will-go-wrong approach compounded by Keaton's straight-faced acceptance of the absurd as if everything were normal and his exaggerated antics and pratfalls. Not laugh out loud humor, but mildly amusing.