Selected for the National Film Registry in 2008.
Buster Keaton's first masterpiece, ONE WEEK is a joke title lost on most twenty-first century viewers unaware of Elinor Glyn's notorious novel "Three Weeks." The front of a two-story house collapsing on Buster, with the window-opening miraculously preventing his injury, that was first experimented with in BACK STAGE and perfected in STEAMBOAT BILL, JR. is further retooled in ONE WEEK on a larger scale. The furious finish of ONE WEEK remains one of the cleverest pieces of misdirection in film comedy.
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A classic! No one can destroy a house like Buster Keaton (althogh Laurel and Hardy come close).
He was a genius, no question.
The Keaton genius, nothing ever goes as planned but he makes the best of it.