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Mr. Peek-a-Boo (1951)

Le passe-muraille (original title)
A mild-mannered government bureaucrat discovers that he has the ability to walk through walls.

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Susan
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Maurice
Roger Tréville ...
Félix Burdin
Jacques Erwin ...
Gaston
Frédéric O'Brady ...
Le médecin-spécialiste (as O'Brady)
René Worms ...
Un employé au ministère
Nina Myral ...
Mrs. Eloise
André Dalibert
Nicole Riche ...
La dame du deuxième
Germaine Reuver ...
Mme Ménard, la concierge
Jeanne Véniat ...
La sud-américaine
Georges Flateau ...
M. Robert
Edmond Beauchamp ...
Arturo (as Beauchamp)
Henri Crémieux ...
Gustave Lécuyer
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Storyline

Léon, a humble civil servant, has the unusual ability to walk through walls, however thick they are. One day, he falls madly in love with a charming hotel thief by the name of Suzan. In order to impress her he poses as Garou-Garou, a dangerous gangster. Mistaken for him, he is arrested and sent to jail but he, of course, leaves his cell(and comes back to it) just as he likes, infuriating the prison warden. But, despite this wonderful gift, he remains shy in the presence of Suzan... Written by Guy Bellinger

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One Peek is worth a thousand laughs! See more »

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Comedy | Fantasy

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22 March 1951 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Garou Garou, le passe-muraille  »

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An English version was made featuring Bourvil, Joan Greenwood, Marcelle Arnold, Payne Williams, Charles Jarrell, Frédéric O'Brady and Monroe. Production manager: Gilbert P. Mandelik. See more »

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Remade as Le passe-muraille (1977) See more »

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Charming comedy - still entertaining today!
29 November 2005 | by (Essex, England) – See all my reviews

I had the good fortune recently, to acquire an English language VHS copy of this rare 1951 movie; marketed then in the U.K. as; 'Mr. Peek-a-Boo'. My memory did not deceive me. It is still as entertaining today as it was when I first saw it in the cinema during the early 1950's. The originality of the movie holds well and seems to retain much of certain present day lost moralities. I give this very watchable film all the marks. The special effects are certainly not lost by todays cinematic standards. It's a great pity that movies like this seem to remain too long on the shelf. Actress Joan Greenwood and French comedy actor Bourvil, make you believe that a man can actually walk through walls. The superb supporting cast completes the illusion. Look out for it if you can.l


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