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Ein Mann geht durch die Wand (1959)

Story of a man who out of frustration discovers that he has the ability to walk through walls.


Ladislao Vajda
3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Heinz Rühmann ... Herr Buchsbaum
Rudolf Vogel Rudolf Vogel ... Fuchs - der Kriecher
Hubert von Meyerinck ... Pickler - der Bürochef
Peter Vogel Peter Vogel ... Hirschfeld - der Intrigant
Elfie Pertramer Elfie Pertramer ... Frau Stiegler - die Wirtin
Lina Carstens ... Frau Höppke - eine alte Frau
Anita von Ow Anita von Ow ... Tochter Marianne Steiner
Karl Lieffen Karl Lieffen ... Herr Hintz - der Dandy
Rudolf Rhomberg Rudolf Rhomberg ... Der Maler
Ernst Fritz Fürbringer ... Arzt (as E.F. Fürbringer)
Fritz Eckhardt Fritz Eckhardt ... Gefängnisdirektor
Hans Leibelt ... Holtzheimer - der freundliche Bürochef
Henry Vahl ... Professor - ehemal. Lehrer von Buchsbaum
Max Haufler Max Haufler ... Herr Katz - der Gescheite
Michael Burk Michael Burk ... Kropatschek - der Pessimist


Story of a man who out of frustration discovers that he has the ability to walk through walls.

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Wowie! Zowie! What a talent ... A timid soul becomes a SUPER- MAN !




West Germany



Release Date:

1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Man Who Walked Through the Wall See more »

Filming Locations:

Munich, Bavaria, Germany See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Kurt Ulrich Film GmbH See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


The house in which Fuchsbaum is living in is located on Thierschstraße 41 in Munich. In this house Adolf Hitler was listed as a tenant from 1920-29. See more »


Herr Buchsbaum: Basically I am a happy person. State official third class in the ministery of finance. It may sound like nothing but if you think that there are 7 classes, that there are only two classes above me and four below me. My department is the most important one, the tax warning office. Such a tax declaration, the whole life is lying there, one naked man. His input, his output, his lies. This morning my boss has read a letter that I created, a Mahnbrief: "Dear Sir, may we take the liberty to put your ...
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Version of The Wall-Passer (2007) See more »


Waltzer Op. 64 Nor. 2
written by Frédéric Chopin
(played on the piano while Fuchsbaum is looking at his stamps)
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The excellent romance
2 October 1998 | by eastbearSee all my reviews

One of the best romances of our youth. Even in the awful

Russian translation it charmed. The actor work of the leading duet, especially Nicole Courcel, is on the high level. The high level of the film in whole is the more remarkable, taking into account that a literary precursor (story, on which the screenplay was based) is rather weak.

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