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Who Wants to Kill Jessie? (1966)

Kdo chce zabít Jessii? (original title)
"What if someone had an absurd dream and the visions ran out in the street?" a scientist asks Rose, a researcher who discovers a way to engender beneficial dreams (to produce contented, ... See full summary »

Director:

Václav Vorlícek

Writers:

Milos Macourek (story and screenplay), Václav Vorlícek (story and screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dana Medrická ... Doc. Ruzenka Beránková
Jirí Sovák ... Doc. Jindrich Beránek
Olga Schoberová ... Jessie
Juraj Visny ... Superman
Karel Effa ... Pistolník
Vladimír Mensík ... Kolbaba
Karel Houska ... Kolega
Ilja Racek ... Colleague
Walter Taub Walter Taub ... Profesor (as Valtr Taub)
Bedrich Prokos ... Dustolny pán
Cestmír Randa ... Prokutor
Otto Simánek ... Zástupce doc. beránkové
Svatopluk Skládal Svatopluk Skládal ... Obhájce
Frantisek Holar ... Reditel
Jan Libícek ... Prison Guard
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Storyline

"What if someone had an absurd dream and the visions ran out in the street?" a scientist asks Rose, a researcher who discovers a way to engender beneficial dreams (to produce contented, productive workers). There's a problem: after an injection of her elixir, dream elements become real. Rose learns this after dosing her husband Henry to stop his dreaming about Jessie, a curvaceous comic-book heroine who has anti-gravitational gloves he needs to study so he can solve a problem at the factory where he's chief engineer: Henry wakes up with Jessie asleep next to him pursued by a cowboy and a super hero. Jealousy consumes Rose. All this plus satire aimed at the Czechoslovak state. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

Komedie kolem zakázané krásky. (A comedy about a prohibited beauty.)

Genres:

Comedy | Sci-Fi

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Country:

Czechoslovakia

Language:

Czech

Release Date:

26 August 1966 (Czechoslovakia) See more »

Also Known As:

Who Wants to Kill Jessie? See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

After the success of this film, writer Milos Macourek once again wrote a comedy in which a shy and average man is confronted with comics' larger-than-life situations. As in Jessie, film Four Murders Are Enough, Darling (1971), directed by Oldrich Lipský, once again used the skills of illustrator Kája Saudek. See more »

Connections

Referenced in KVIFF Guide: Episode #1.8 (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Italian Capriccio
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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A hilarious fantasy!
18 August 2001 | by ncollSee all my reviews

One of the first movies to cleverly mingle pulp fiction characters with real life persona.Olga, looking specially naive and sexy, added a spicy flavour that would make it quite watchable 30 years later. Though it was usually shown at classical Czech movie festival, I guess by now it is listed among the long lost pictures of the past.I would give an arm to see it again today.


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