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How to Kill 400 Duponts (1967)

Arrriva Dorellik (original title)
Dorellik, an Italian contract killer that lives on the French Riviera, accepts a job to kill everyone with the surname Dupont that lives in France for a rich customer which supposedly would allow him to obtain a large inheritance.

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Steno

Writers:

Franco Castellano (as Castellano), Giuseppe Moccia (as Pipolo)
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Complete credited cast:
Johnny Dorelli ... Dorellik / Ernest Dorellik, il nonno / Gangster Al Dorellik
Margaret Lee ... Baby Eva
Alfred Adam Alfred Adam ... Serg. Saval
Jean-Pierre Zola ... Prof. Antoine Le Duc
Rossella Como Rossella Como ... Barbara Le Duc, la moglie
Riccardo Garrone ... Vladimiro Dupont
Piero Gerlini Piero Gerlini ... Raphael Dupont
Agata Flori Agata Flori ... Charlotte, la segretaria
Didi Perego Didi Perego ... Gisèle Dupont
Terry-Thomas ... Comm. Green, Scotland Yard
Valentino Macchi Valentino Macchi ... Assistente Del Sindaco
Emilia Della Rocca Emilia Della Rocca
Consalvo Dell'Arti Consalvo Dell'Arti ... Mayor at Wedding
Franco Gulà Franco Gulà ... Pet Shop Owner
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Storyline

The French Riviera is plagued by the criminal phenomenon Dorellik with his satanic laughter and the French police call Scotland Yard for help in the person of Commissioner Green. Dorellik is, however, financially in dire straits, so much so that he is abandoned by the secretary. He then looks for work with an ad in a newspaper and finds it: he is commissioned by Rafael Dupont to kill all the other Dupont of France in order to be the only heir to a Brazilian billionaire. Dorellik begins his work alongside the attempt to recapture the secretary. Written by Baldinotto da Pistoia

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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 49900 delivered on 21-9-1967. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Danger: Diabolik (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Crash-sci-sci-patapum
Written by Franco Castellano (as Castellano), Giuseppe Moccia (as Pipolo), Audrey Nohra (as Nohra) and Franco Pisano (as Pisano)
Performed by Margaret Lee
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Arriva... is la bomba!
12 March 2005 | by FabuleuxDestinSee all my reviews

Sorry, I know that's a convoluted title, but the thing that got me interested in this film is the awesome title song Arriva La Bomba, really some of the best of Italian 60s music, and even better, it is sung in English on my VHS copy of the film. I'm just beginning to collect 60s European cinema because of an interest in that period and location musically, and I really enjoyed this. While a lot of it makes no sense whatsoever, the characterisation is pretty good and the humour definitely doesn't get lost in translation (I saw the English dub). I saw Diabolik before I watched this, for comparison purposes, and, put it this way, Dorellik didn't bore me to tears. Is it just me, or does Dorellik really remind you of Austin Powers at some points? My only complaint is that the English title (...400 Duponts) doesn't sound very good, but otherwise it's a great film, and if you're curious about seeing it, you have nothing to be scared of!


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Release Date:

1 October 1967 (Italy) See more »

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How to Kill 400 Duponts See more »

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