GenreComedy, Drama, Musical ScreenplayKreso Golik, Ivo Skrabalo LanguageSerbo/Croat
WriterIvo Skrabalo, Vjekoslav Majer Release date1970 (1970) Initial releaseOctober 20, 1970 (Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia) CastFranjo Majeti? (Franjo Šafranek), Mirjana Bohanec (Ana Šafranek), Mia Oremovi? (teta Mina), Tomislav Žganec (Perica Šafranek), Vida Jerman (gospodi?na Marijana), Vanja Timer (susjeda Bajs) Similar moviesJust Go With It, Corpse Bride, Independence Day, Wedding Daze, The Apartment, Little Manhattan
One Song a Day Takes Mischief Away is a 1970 Croatian comedy/drama film. Its original title is Tko pjeva zlo ne misli, which means "He Who Sings Means No Harm". Directed by Krešo Golik and based on a novella by Vjekoslav Majer, the film achieved considerable critical and commercial success at the time of its release. In 1999, a poll of Croatian film critics found it to be the best Croatian film ever made.
Set in mid-1930s in Zagreb, the story is seen through the eyes of 6-year-old Perica Šafranek (played by Tomislav Žganec). A dandy from Zagreb, Mr Fulir (played by Relja Bašić), starts flirting with Perica's mother during a family picnic and wants to marry off Perica's aunt because of her money. At first, Perica's father doesn't notice anything and invites Fulir to their residence, but after multiple rendezvous, he becomes aware of Fulir's attempts to seduce his wife.