One Song a Day Takes Mischief Away

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]

One Song a Day Takes Mischief Away
Directed byKrešo Golik
Written byKrešo Golik
Ivo Škrabalo
Vjekoslav Majer (Story)
StarringFranjo Majetić
Mirjana Bohanec
Relja Bašić
Mia Oremović
Tomislav Žganec
Narrated byTomislav Žganec
CinematographyIvica Rajković
Edited byKatja Majer
Music byŽivan Cvitković
Release date
  • 1970 (1970)
Running time
85 minutes

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. At first, Perica's father doesn't notice anything and invites Fulir to their residence. Perica's father wants to marry off Perica's aunt to Fulir, pairing them because Fulir is a good man and she is rich. 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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