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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Roger Tréville ...
Félix Burdin
Jacques Erwin ...
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)
Gustave Lécuyer


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One Peek is worth a thousand laughs! See more »


Comedy | Fantasy


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Release Date:

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 »


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

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A perfect spy refuses the job.
20 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I will echo the comments from Barslater. This is politically complex for all of being a romantic fantasy, more mature in its attitudes than the French have been since they produced it. Back in the days when I put together film programs for science fiction conventions, I tried very hard to find a rental copy to show and never could.

The film is rather more elaborate than its source material, a short story by Marcel Ayme, "The Walker Through Walls," which is ironically more easily available than the film. The film was shown on channel 13 in Baltimore, and since their massive catalog of prints (they were a DuMont station originally with a lot of time to fill) was sold the the Merican Film Instutute, it should really be available somehow.

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