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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
I saw this film once in the mid fifties when I was quite young and it had a lasting influence on me. Although I have not seen it since that time I think of it often & would love to see it again. What I can remember of the plot, it is a modern fantasy adventure romance. Maurice is a young man who can walk through walls and has an effervescent nature, very endearing and warm. During his adventures he meets a girl who entrances him and the love story is woven in and around zany chases. The punch line is very poignant and carries a serious moral wallop. Its funny how the story of an old movie can linger, speak across many years and effect the lives of people long after the last show. I believe there was a bit of popularity for this film, really something very new in the cinemas of the day, a moral sci fi of mysterious origin. The hearing of this moral imparts insight into the reality of the day. The understanding allows for success of the organism and is considered the highest form of comedy. Not really a farce but farcical/ also pertinent was the failure of the sequel to be sympathetic to the plight of the fallen hero.
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