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You Are a Widow, Sir (1971)

Pane, vy jste vdova! (original title)
After a soldier cuts off the arm of king's cousin, king decides to deactivate the army. Of course, generals don't like it at all and they try to kill the king. The assassin should be ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
herecka Evelyna Kelettiová
herecka Molly Adamsová (as Olinka Bérová)
major Robert Steiner
král Rosebud IV.
král Oscar XV.
Generál Omar Otis
kuchar Bobo
prumyslník Alfred Keletti
divadelní rezíser Brand
povalec Bloom
astrolog Stuart Hample
Professor Somr,majítel sanatoria
Kelettiho tajemník
mary Otisová
Gerta, prítelkyne Otisové


After a soldier cuts off the arm of king's cousin, king decides to deactivate the army. Of course, generals don't like it at all and they try to kill the king. The assassin should be artificial body in the shape of actress Evelina Keleti and with brain of psychotic serial killer Fany Stubová. They also manage to kill king's astrologer Stuart Hampl, who warns the king. Accidentally, Hampl's brain is implanted into assassin's body, actress Keleti is killed and chaos begins... Written by Hyena

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15 January 1971 (Czechoslovakia)  »

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You Are a Widow, Sir!  »

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In 2009, screenplay for this film, written by Milos Macourek, was adapted for the stage by Marta Ljubková and Zdenek Bartos. Premiere of the stage version directed by Zdenek Bartos was 31st December 2009 in Západoceské divadlo (West Bohemian Theatre), Cheb, Czech republic. Derniere was 1st December 2011. See more »


Referenced in Vsechnopárty: Episode dated 5 April 2006 (2006) See more »


Pane, vy jste vdova
Written by Svatopluk Havelka and Pavel Kopta
Performed by Petr Spálený
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excellent comedy with over the top characters
17 November 2006 | by (dc, usa) – See all my reviews

This movie's plot is of the type, where there is a bunch of interesting weird characters who go around doing weird, crazy stuff. It's kind of like slapstick in that it's more physical with facial tic's, people falling, brain transplants, bombs exploding, etc. It's a Czech 1970's new wave creation when everything was very hip and groovy and women were just discovering short skirts and beehive hairdo's. So we have a king, an astrologer who can tell the future using the stars, an evil military guy, a beautiful blonde who is there just for our eye candy really and the star lead woman who roles around hitting into all of these subjects. This lead movie lady is really very good, for a moment i thought she was the astrologer guy in drag, that's how well she impersonates him. Why does she do that? Can't tell you man, that's why this movie is so crazy. Give you a hint thought...brain transplants (lots of them). You are bound to have fun and laugh yourself silly with this good natured and family oriented (12+) spoof of people and their lives. Highly recommended.

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