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One Song a Day Takes Mischief Away (1970)
"Tko pjeva zlo ne misli" (original title)

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The story is seen through the eyes of 6 year old Perica Safranek. On a family picnic Perica's mother starts flirting with Mr Fulir, a Zagreb Dandy. The father at first doesn't notice it, ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Franjo Majetic ...
Franjo Safranek
Mirjana Bohanec ...
Ana Safranek
Relja Basic ...
Gospon Fulir
Mia Oremovic ...
Teta Mina
Tomislav Zganec ...
Perica Safranek
Vida Jerman ...
Gospodicna Marijana
Vanja Timer ...
Susjeda Bajs
Lena Politeo ...
Susjeda Beta
Milan Micic ...
Susjed, dimnjacar Karlek
Dragan Rajakovic ...
Susjed, gospon Misko
Viki Glovacki ...
Pjevac s violinom
Drago Bahun ...
Pjevac s gitarom
Rikard Brzeska ...
Znidarsic (as Riki Brzeska)
Marijan Radmilovic ...
Musterija gospodicne Marijane
Mihajlo Smoljanovic ...
Clan tria


The story is seen through the eyes of 6 year old Perica Safranek. On a family picnic Perica's mother starts flirting with Mr Fulir, a Zagreb Dandy. The father at first doesn't notice it, but wants to marry off the aunt. After a couple of invitations to their Zagreb home, the father becomes aware of Fulir's passes at his wife... Written by Boris Vidovic <>

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marriage | social | period piece


Comedy | Drama | Musical



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20 October 1970 (Yugoslavia)  »

Also Known As:

Tko pjeva zlo ne misli  »

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1.66 : 1
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In the ballot of the Society of Croatian Film Critics, "He Who Sings Means No Harm" was pronounced the best Croatian film of all time. See more »


Franjo Safranek: I for one read a book about how humans evolved. It says everything. First, there were fish, and then the fish grew legs, and so on, all up to the human.
Teta Mina: It wouldn't be that book where some Englishman says that a human evolved from a monkey?
Franjo Safranek: The writer I don't remember, but the book had most wonderful covers... with gold-stamping!
Teta Mina: I don't know, so I've heard. But if he's evolved from a monkey, I haven't!
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Still irresistible after all these years
13 March 2001 | by (Montreal, Canada) – See all my reviews

Although I cannot tell precisely how many times I have seen this film (it must be over 30 times for sure!), its freshness amazes me over and over again. `Tko pjeva.' tells the story of a middle-class family whose everyday routine is disturbed by a love triangle. Set in the mid-thirties Zagreb, the film avoids political and social connotations (which are so common in Croatian cinematography), and creates a feel-good atmosphere through intelligent humor, well-chosen soundtrack and excellent acting.

Relja Basic and late Franjo Majetic gave performances that defined their profile for years to come. The soundtrack consists of popular songs, which are successfully incorporated into the script and well balanced with the scenes filled with funny situations and humor of character.

This film was voted the best Croatian film on several occasions and, although I don't like to order and classify films, I have to agree that `Tko pjeva.' stands out as a superb cinematographic achievement, even 30 years after its original release.

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