In the comedy, which has won a number of awards here and abroad, a long list of excellent actors shone. In the role of the great detective, it was irresistible Michal Dočolomanský, his Czech colleague was played by Rudolf Hrušínský, and the role of the villain was an unforgettable creation by Miloš Kopecký. The costumes are by Theodore Pištěk and Jan Švankmajer participated in the animated parts of the film. The excellent camera work of Jaroslav Kučera, who perfectly captured the charm and atmosphere of Art Nouveau Prague, also contributed to the film's success.
The best of what Czech cinematography has produced includes the trio of parodies by experienced director Oldřich Lipský and screenwriter Jiří Brdečka. Along with Lemonade Joe (a parody of westerns), The Mystery of the Castle in the Carpathians (a parody of Jules Verne's novel world), Adela Has Not Had Her Supper Yet, a parody of cheap "sixth-rate" detective novels, was created as the second in line. Together with the stylization of the accelerated world of silent comedy, full of gags and situational humor, the main motif and main aesthetic component of the film becomes the perfect imitation of the clichéd plots of pulp detective novels and related degraded genres (the red library, for example...).
There are many Czech comedies that make people laugh but after a few years, they don't even remember what they were about. There are only a few Czech comedies that make people laugh constantly and even after years, they remember a lot of jokes that appeared in them. Adela belongs to the second category. It's an absolutely amazing parody of infallible American detectives performed by Michal Docolomansky, who really excels in his role. The morning warm-up combined with a karate demonstration, unique disguising as Svanda the bagpiper, and plenty of other jokes and quips make this movie great. Rudolf Hrusinsky complements it perfectly, but even the main villain, Milos Kopecky, is amazing. A whole essay could be written about this film, so to sum it up briefly - it's a BOMB.