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Mr. Peek-a-Boo (1951)
"Le passe-muraille" (original title)

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A mild-mannered government bureaucrat discovers that he has the ability to walk through walls.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Susan
Gérard Oury ...
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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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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Excellent comedy/love story

This is one of the most delightful comedies I've ever seen. Originally viewed on WOR-TV's "Million Dollar Movie" in the 1950's, I've never forgotten it's fabulous plot and characters. Imagine, one day, finding that you can walk through walls! Our hero is fabulously portrayed by Bourvil -- and Joan Greenwood is perfect as a cat burglar. My only regret is that I've not seen this film since the 1950s and wish it were available on video tape!


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