„Four Murders Are Enough, Darling“

This comics comedy is a successful parody of cheesy gangster films and is unrestrained in its visual and formal ideas and absurdist catchphrases.

„Čtyři vraždy stačí, drahoušku“
Czechoslovakia 1970
102 min.
  • This film is available in the following territories: Czechia, Slovakia.

In the compartment of an American express train, James Porter, who is transferring a cheque for a million dollars from Michago to San Fernando seats himself and gets buried in a comic book. – Two groups of gangsters begin to compete for the precious check. José Manuel Antonio commands the swarthy boys from San Bonigo and the unscrupulous Ms Kate Draxl heads the Michago gang. In the meantime, in the little town of Springtown, the teacher Georg Camel tries to win the respect of his students in vain. Georg reveals himself to be a dope even in the editorial office of the local magazine to which he tries to sell his poetry. He has no idea that the charming editor Sabrina's sudden interest in him is designed to make the illustrator Henry jealous. Then, however, there is a reversal. Porter, who unexpectedly got off the train in Springtown, dies on the doorstep of Camel's room in the pension of the affected Mrs Harrington. The innocent and naive Georg is drawn into the fight of the two gangs and is suspected of murder, especially when a corpse falls onto him every time he opens a door.

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Director: Oldřich Lipský
Based on: Nenad Brixi
Screenplay: Miloš Macourek, Oldřich Lipský
Cinematography: Jiří Tarantík
Music: Vlastimil Hála
Sound: Josef Vlček, Bohumír Brunclík, Antonín Jedlička
Editing: Miroslav Hájek
Production Design: Jiří Hlupý, Karel Saudek
Producer: Miloš Stejskal
Costumes: Theodor Pištěk ml.
Cast: Lubomír Lipský st., Jiřina Bohdalová, Iva Janžurová, Marie Rosůlková, František Filipovský, Jan Libíček, Josef Hlinomaz, Karel Effa
  • This film is available in the following territories: Czechia, Slovakia.