Two men, a painter and a poor guy, have to cross over Paris by night during World War II and to deliver black market meat. As they walk along dark Parisian streets, they encounter various ... See full summary »
After thirteen years in Germany, Fernand is coming back to his wife and his restaurant. But since his disparition, his wife as made her life with a norman chef, sympathetic but a specialist... See full summary »
Arthur and Anatole are two little robbers. They want to rob money, money that will travel in a special train from Paris to Bruxelles. They don't know that other people have planned to do ... See full summary »
Victor Garnier a perdu presque toutes ses économies en suivant les indications du directeur de la banque. Maintenant il n'a plus de sous. Mais une idée géniale lui vient à l'esprit: si la ... See full summary »
Louis de Funès,
Ex-gangster Fernand (Lino Ventura) receives a call from a dying friend, a mob boss nicknamed "The Mexican". The doomed mobster talks Fernand into taking care of some criminal business and ... See full summary »
At 43, Luis is a confirmed bachelor, happy with one night stands, a success as a creator of perfumes. He has one problem: his mother and five sisters, who form an intimidating family ... See full summary »
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
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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