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Mister Peek-a-Boo

Mister Peek-a-Boo

A Feature film by Jean Boyer

Produced by Cité Films, Silver Films, Fides

Release in France : 04/04/1951

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Actors (28)

Production and distribution (2)

Executive Producers :

Cité Films, Silver Films, Fides

French distribution :

Les Films Corona

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A simple civil servant Léon, who has the unusual ability to walk through walls, falls madly in love with a hotel thief by the name of Susan. He poses as Garou-Garou, a dangerous gangster to attempt to woo her affections, but is arrested and sent to jail. While in jail he annoys the guards by walking in and out of his cell, and keeps persuading Susan to cease her criminal way of life. As fundamentally being an honest and law-abiding citizen, he eventually handles back everything he has stolen, is acquitted by the court, and becomes famous and respected. When he learns that Susan is planning to return to England and start a new life, he decides to confess to her his emotions. However, the couple is interrupted by a sudden rush of journalists. Trying to escape in a building, they get cornered on a corridor, and Léon pushes Susan through a nearby wall. But by doing this, he loses his own wall-walking ability, and the film concludes.

Source : Wikipedia


Le Passe-muraille launched the film career of its star, Bourvil, who at the time was only known as a stage comic and singer. Bourvil plays the character of Léon, an ordinary man of the street with particular affection for women, especially Joan Greenwood's character, Susan.

The film is noted for its surprising quality of the special effects which were in their infancy at the time this film was made. The film was released in black and white although a colour version of the film also exists.

Source : Wikipedia

Full credits (11)

Assistant directors :

Jean Bastia, Gérard Ducaux-Rupp

Dialogue Writer :

Michel Audiard

Producers :

Jacques Bar, Robert Dorfmann

Sound Recordist :

Tony Leenhardt

Editor :

Fanchette Mazin

Music Composer :

Georges Van Parys

Adapters/dialogue writers :

Michel Audiard, Jean Boyer

Author of original work :

Marcel Aymé

Director of Photography :

Charles Suin

Production Manager :

Jacques Bar

Production Designers :

Robert Giordani, Jean Mandaroux

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Feature film

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Comedy, Fantasy

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100% French

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Runtime :

1 h 30 min

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Black & White

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