Vorlícek is a director and screenwriter. He studied directing at the Prague film school FAMU from 1951 to 1956. As a student he made several short films and after graduation he got a job in the Barandov film studio. He made his first feature film Prípad Lupínek
in 1960. His most famous films are the sci-fi comedy Kdo chce zabít Jessii?
(1966) and the modern adaptation of Cinderella Three Nuts for Cinderella
(Tri orísky pro Popelku, 1973). His other films are Konec agenta W4C prostrednicttvim psa Pana Foustky
(1967), Pane, vy jste vdova!
(1970), Dívka na kosteti
(1972), Tomas and the Falcon King
(Sokoliar Tomáš, 1999).