How to Kill 400 Duponts

How to Kill 400 Duponts (Italian: Arriva Dorellik) is a 1967 Italian comedy film directed by Steno. The main character of the film, Dorellik, is a parody of the comic series Diabolik. The character was created in the late 60s for several sketches on television.[2][3]

How to Kill 400 Duponts
Directed bySteno
Story byCastellano & Pipolo
StarringJohnny Dorelli
Music byFranco Pisano[1]
CinematographyMario Capriotti[1]
Edited byOrnella Micheli[1]
  • Inter Jet Film
  • Mega Film[1]
Release date
Running time
96 minutes[1]


Dorellik, an Italian contract killer who lives on the French Riviera accepts a job to kill everyone named Dupont in France for a rich customer who expects to receive a large inheritance.



How to Kill 400 Duponts was a film starring popular singer and television host Johnny Dorelli.[4] The Italian title Arriva Dorellik made reference to Dorelli's character Dorellik, which premiered on his television show Johnny Sera.[4]


How to Kill 400 Duponts was released in Italy in 1967.[1] Producer Dino De Laurentiis had been producing a film based on the Diabolik fumetti neri series and sued the producers of How to Kill 400 Duponts over their original title Dorellik, which led to the film being re-titled Arriva Dorellik (lit. Here Comes Dorellik) just before the film's release.[4]

See also



  1. Curti 2016, p. 71.
  2. Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi; Enrico Lancia; Mario Pecorari. Dizionario del cinema italiano. I film. Gremese Editore, 1992. ISBN 8876055932.
  3. Paolo Mereghetti. Il Mereghetti. B.C. Dalai Editore, 2010. ISBN 8860736269.
  4. Curti 2016, p. 72.


  • Curti, Roberto (2016). Diabolika: Supercriminals, Superheroes and the Comic Book Universe in Italian Cinema. Midnight Marquee Press. ISBN 978-1-936168-60-6.

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