MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 5,046 this week

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

6.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 293 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 4 critic

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

Director:

Writers:

(adaptation), (screenplay), 5 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: June

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in June, brought to you by Swiffer.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 3324 titles
created 23 Jul 2012
 
a list of 5 titles
created 03 Aug 2012
 
list image
a list of 284 titles
created 16 Sep 2012
 
a list of 340 titles
created 13 Apr 2013
 
a list of 1435 titles
created 12 May 2014
 

Related Items

Search for "Mr. Peek-a-Boo" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Mr. Peek-a-Boo (1951)

Mr. Peek-a-Boo (1951) on IMDb 6.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Mr. Peek-a-Boo.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

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 »

Director: Claude Autant-Lara
Stars: Jean Gabin, Bourvil, Jeannette Batti
Comedy | Crime | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The bungling inspector Cruchot (Funès) finds himself trying to save the residents of St. Tropez from some oil-drinking humanoid aliens. The only way to tell the aliens from the real people,... See full summary »

Director: Jean Girault
Stars: Louis de Funès, Michel Galabru, Maurice Risch
The Discord (1978)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Guillaume has made it: A machine that can clean dirty air by simply sucking all dirt into air balloons and then shipping them far far away so his explanation. Some Japanese business guys, ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Zidi
Stars: Louis de Funès, Annie Girardot, Maurice Risch
The Miser (1980)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Based on Molière's play. The children of Harpagon, Cléante and his sister Elise, are each in love but they still haven't spoken to their father yet. Harpagon is a miser who wants to choose ... See full summary »

Directors: Louis de Funès, Jean Girault
Stars: Louis de Funès, Franck Cabot-David, Hervé Bellon
The Band (1970)
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Serge Korber
Stars: Louis de Funès, Noëlle Adam, Olivier De Funès
Comedy | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Don Salluste, a petty tyrant in his own home and minister of the King of Spain, falls from grace. Wanting revenge, he tries to compromize the Queen with his valet Blaze, introduced as his ... See full summary »

Director: Gérard Oury
Stars: Louis de Funès, Yves Montand, Alice Sapritch
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A bigoted Frenchman finds himself forced to impersonate a popular rabbi while on the run from a group of assassins - and the police.

Director: Gérard Oury
Stars: Louis de Funès, Miou-Miou, Suzy Delair
The Brain (1969)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

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 »

Director: Gérard Oury
Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Bourvil, David Niven
Le Bossu (1959)
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: André Hunebelle
Stars: Jean Marais, Bourvil, Sabine Sesselmann
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Charles Bosquier, a role apparently written for French comedy superstar Louis de Funès, is the dictatorial headmaster of a French strict boarding school. No father could be deeper shocked ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Girault
Stars: Louis de Funès, Ferdy Mayne, Martine Kelly
Hibernatus (1969)
Comedy | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The frozen body of Paul Fournier is discovered in Greenland where he had disappeared during a scientific expedition in 1905. Perfectly conserved he is brought back to life in the 1960s. His... See full summary »

Director: Édouard Molinaro
Stars: Louis de Funès, Michael Lonsdale, Claude Gensac
Comedy | Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A cold-war spy parody. After the death of an armaments manufacturer, an international group of spies is drawn into a high-stakes battle of wits to obtain the valuable military patents which... See full summary »

Director: Georges Lautner
Stars: Lino Ventura, Francis Blanche, Bernard Blier
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
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
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

22 March 1951 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Garou Garou, le passe-muraille  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

, ,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Connections

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

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The Bourvil version
3 December 2006 | by (Colorado,United States) – See all my reviews

I saw the Bourvil version in English someplace when I was young & have never seen it since. I wonder if its available anywhere on Earth. It was funny and something about it made me remember it to this day. It was not subtitled, because I doubt as a kid I would have bothered watching it. The star "Bourvil" a French guy I have never seen since was a blundering goof-ball, who just stumbled into falling thru walls, into peoples lives & at the end I believe he lost his power. I think there was some kind of romantic involvement as well in the story, but I cant remember any details.I also think it was in the 1950s, as I had to be preteen.If anyone knows where that can be acquired, I'd love to know.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
DvD JRQuichotte
Discuss Mr. Peek-a-Boo (1951) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?