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[[caption-width-right:300: Where's ''Series/ExtremeMakeoverHomeEdition'' when you need them?]]

->''The wedding bells have such a sweet sound but such a sour echo.''
-->-- '''opening intertitle'''

''One Week'' is an 1920 short film starring Creator/BusterKeaton and Creator/SybilSeely as newlyweds who receive a DIY portable house as a wedding gift. They spend a week assembling it with disastrous results thanks to sabotage by a rejected suitor, as well as their own hilarious ineptness.

This film is in the public domain and can be viewed in its entirety at [[http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3147358394537366471 Google Video]].
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!!"One Week" provides examples of:
* AgonyOfTheFeet: Sybil stamps her foot ... onto her other foot, and makes the classic one-foot hopping exit.
* AmusingInjuries
* AnvilOnHead: Buster is repeatedly flattened by a piano.
* {{Bizarrchitecture}}: The weird, twisted house that Buster builds after the numbers are changed.
* BookcasePassage
** An entire wall of the house pivots around a horizontal beam, causing Buster, who'd been perched above a second-story window, and Sybil, who was seated on the sill of a first-story window, to change places.
** The kitchen sink is on a rotating wall.
* BreakingTheFourthWall / FilmTheHand: Buster's wife is taking a bath when she drops the soap out of the bathtub. A hand then ''covers the camera'' while she retrieves the soap. After she's back in the tub, the hand goes away, and she grins at the camera.
* ByWallThatIsHoley: Preceded by a vertical {{bookcase passage}} (see above).
* ChaseScene: Unusually brief for a Keaton film.
* DoomItYourself: I'm pretty sure any halfway competent architect or construction foreman would have realized there was a problem.
* ExplodingCalendar: Counting the days in the single week that Buster spends building the house.
* {{Foreshadowing}}
** "I'll be right down!"
** The date of the housewarming party (see ThirteenIsUnlucky, below).
* FromBadToWorse: On top of everything else, they '''built the house on the wrong lot'''.
* GreenEyedMonster: Hank, who changes the numbers on their crates and thus sabotages the house, because he wanted Buster's girl.
* {{Irony}}: The title on the sheet music placed on the piano, which has just made a crater in the floor? "The End of a Perfect Day."
* LookBothWays: Buster and Sybil sigh with relief when the oncoming train takes parallel tracks and narrowly misses their house. Then a train coming from the other way smashes the house to kindling.
* LoveTriangle: Buster, Sybil, and "Handy Hank."
* MomentKiller: The newlyweds' attempts to kiss in the backseat of a car are thwarted because the driver, Hank, keeps leering at them.
* OutsideRide: To get away from {{moment killer}} Hank, the newlyweds switch cars -- in mid-drive. Buster has a little trouble.
* PhysicsGoof
** What Buster [[LadderPhysics can do on a ladder]] is not ''impossible'', but it's clearly [[DontTryThisAtHome ill advised]].
** The piano possesses {{Hollywood density}}.
* RailroadTracksOfDoom: At the end, Buster finds out that he built the house on the wrong lot and has to move it. It ends up getting stuck on railroad tracks while a train is coming.
* ReadTheFreakingManual: Averted. The newlyweds did read the directions, but the parts had been renumbered.
* ShoutOut: Keaton claimed the title was a reference to the 1907 novel ''Literature/ThreeWeeks,'' by Creator/ElinorGlyn.
* SixIsNine: After all their labor building the house, they find out that the Lot 99 sign actually meant Lot 66, so they have to move the house.
* ThirteenIsUnlucky: The housewarming party is on Friday the 13th.
* TrashTheSet: In the last scene, the house is demolished by a train.
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