Gaston, nicknamed Pilou, has left his native village and Yvette, the girl of his heart, to go to Paris where he has found work as a painter. He is a naive good-natured man who, like most of... See full summary »

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André Alerme ...
Alavoine (as Alerme)
René Dupuy ...
Albert Roussel
Jean Barrère ...
Paul
Paul Faivre ...
Laforest
Frédéric Munié
France Ellys ...
Madame Laforest
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Clémence
Mona Dol ...
Blanche Duroussy
Madeleine Suffel ...
La concierge
Jacques Baumer ...
Miroud
Roland Armontel ...
Sabourdin (as Armontel)
Michèle Philippe ...
Renée
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Gaston, nicknamed Pilou, has left his native village and Yvette, the girl of his heart, to go to Paris where he has found work as a painter. He is a naive good-natured man who, like most of his fellow-workers, favors a little song or two while he works. For the time being he is busy repainting the exterior of a block of flats and, when he does not sing to pass the time, he looks through the windows, observing the tenants in their daily lives. As time goes by, he goes as far as intervening and changing the course of their lives. In the end, despite having found a lookalike of his fiancée, he returns to her. Written by Guy Bellinger

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La rumba du pinceau
written by 'Etienne Lorin' (music), Bourvil & Stervel (lyrics)
Published by Fortin Euromusic & Choudens et Compagnie
(1947)
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Out of the window
16 March 2011 | by See all my reviews

Bourvil plays Bourvil ,that is to say the character he would play in lots of movies ,including his blockbusters "Le Corniaud" and "La Grande Vadrouille": a naive guy,not very smart ,sometimes coming from his rural Normandy,as such is the case in "Par La Fenêtre ".It's not one of his best comedies by a long shot.He portrays a painter who ,as the title reads "looks out of the window -from the outside-",and meets people having affairs.Himself is in search of his love Yvette ("we met the same day" is the best line );he meets an Yvette lookalike (Suzy Delair as dynamic and talented as ever in a rather uninteresting part),sings a ditty called "La rumba Du Pinceau" (paintbrush rumba!)and finally finds back his only love (we could see her in the first pictures,that's the sole originality of the whole screenplay).Harmless stuff.Gilles Grangier was more skillful in the thriller genre.


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