One Song a Day Takes Mischief Away

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One Song a Day Takes Mischief Away
Directed by Krešo Golik
Written by Krešo Golik
Ivo Škrabalo
Vjekoslav Majer (Story)
Starring Franjo Majetić
Mirjana Bohanec
Relja Bašić
Mia Oremović
Tomislav Žganec
Narrated by Tomislav Žganec
Music by Živan Cvitković
Cinematography Ivica Rajković
Edited by Katja Majer
Release date
  • 1970 (1970)
Running time
85 minutes
Country Yugoslavia
Language Croatian

One Song a Day Takes Mischief Away is a 1970 Croatian comedy/ drama film. Its original title is Tko pjeva zlo ne misli, which means "He Who Sings Means No Harm". Directed by Krešo Golik and based on a novella by Vjekoslav Majer,[1] the film achieved considerable critical and commercial success at the time of its release. In 1999, a poll of Croatian film critics found it to be the best Croatian film ever made.[2]

Set in mid-1930s in Zagreb, the story is seen through the eyes of 6-year-old Perica Šafranek (played by Tomislav Žganec). A dandy from Zagreb, Mr Fulir (played by Relja Bašić), starts flirting with Perica's mother during a family picnic and wants to marry off Perica's aunt because of her money. At first, Perica's father doesn't notice anything and invites Fulir to their residence, but after multiple rendezvous, he becomes aware of Fulir's attempts to seduce his wife.

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  1. ^ "Tko pjeva zlo ne misli". (in Croatian). Croatian Film Association. Retrieved 12 March 2017. 
  2. ^ ""Tko pjeva, zlo ne misli" najbolji hrvatski film svih vremena!". Slobodna Dalmacija (in Croatian). 1999-11-28. Retrieved 2013-02-08. 

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