Running time: 20 mins
Censor Rating: GUSA
Production co: Buster Keaton Productions
Producer: Joseph M. Schenck
Screenplay: Buster Keaton, Eddie Cline
Photography: Elgin Lessley
1993 New Zealand Film Festival Live Cinema. Print courtesy of the Motion Picture, Broadcasting & Recorded Sound Division of the Library of Congress, Washington and the Rohauer Collection. Piano accompaniment by James Allington.
“The very first film Keaton released as a star, once his association with Arbuckle had ended, was, breath-takingly, an explosion of style. To sit through dozens and dozens of short comedies of the period and then to come upon One Week is to see the thing no man ever sees: a garden at the moment of blooming. There has been all that desperate effort at becoming: now self-possessed life has arrived, matter of fact about its beauty.” — Walter Kerr, The Silent Clowns