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Buster Builds a House in “One Week”

PRESENTED BY GARY SCOTT BEATTY, PUBLISHER AND EDITOR, MUSKEGONMAGAZINE.COM, AND AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR

Buster and his new wife receive a build-it-yourself house as a wedding gift in "One Week" (1920).

One of my favorite Keaton shorts, "One Week" was supposedly inspired by a Ford Motor Company educational short about prefabricated housing. Keaton and wife (Sybil Seely) have a hard time because a rejected suitor renumbers the house's packing crates.

Well before digital special effects, the physical comedy happened as filmed. The house was built on a turntable device, so it would spin. The train sequence is real. And Buster really did these stunts.


In the early 1900’s performers began to spend summers in the Bluffton area. Buster’s father, Joe, helped found the Actor’s Colony club there and by 1911, over 200 performers resided in the colony. By the early 1920’s, the California film industry lured many vaudevillian performers to Hollywood, including Buster and his family.


These Works are in Public Domain and not Derivative as specified by U.S. copyright law (title 17 of the U.S. Code).

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