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Eino Jurkka ...
Vihtori Vuorenkaiku
Verna Piponius ...
Klaara Vuorenkaiku
Turo Kartto ...
Nisse Vuorenkaiku
Nora Mäkinen ...
Vappu Vuorenkaiku
Leo Lähteenmäki ...
Peter von Schaslick
Kirsti Hurme ...
Ritva Vuorenkaiku
Tauno Majuri ...
Klasu Tullari
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20 August 1939 (Finland)  »

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Vihtori och Klaara  »

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Vihtori Vuorenkaiku: [On his daughter's marriage plans] Marriage seems to be our family weakness. My grandfather was married and my good old daddy got married too, not speaking of me! And now my daughter tells me, that she wants to get married. Why won't human race ever get wiser?
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Amusing adaptation of Bringing Up Father
6 April 2006 | by (Tumwater, Washington) – See all my reviews

Although perhaps not one of Tulio's best films, and made on a rather modest budget, Vihtori ja Klaara is nonetheless a very amusing take on cartoonist George McManus's comic creation. The plot, such as it is, revolves around Vihtori's clandestine involvement with an attractive and rather worldly young woman named Ritva, who is planning to marry boxing champion and garage owner Klasu Tullari, son of Vihtori's friend Tomi, and their interactions with daughter Vappu and her fiancé, Peter von Schaslick, a mechanic in Klasu's garage, under the nose of the threatening and suspicious Klaara, with lazy son Nisse acting as a rather sardonic Greek chorus.

The film makes hilarious use of a number of situations and set-ups taken directly from McManus's comic strips, opening with the sound of crashing crockery as Klaara attempts to coerce a reluctant Vihtori into accompanying her to the opera. Vihtori's carousing and late nights out with the boys, Klaara's penchant for wielding an over-sized rolling pin, Vihtori's hair-raising descent down knotted bed sheets from an upper-story apartment, Klaara's piano playing and atrocious singing, and Vihtori's humiliation by the neighborhood kids while walking Klaara's minuscule dog, Pipi, are all faithfully recreated from gags first portrayed in McManus's strip.

Vihtori ja Klaara has just been released on DVD in Finland, and has English subtitles, but you'll probably need a DVD player that can play European discs if you plan on adding it to your collection.


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