IN HIS POCKET (UN AMOUR DE
POCHE) (director: Pierre Kast;
screenwriter: Franco Roche/ based on the
short story "The Diminishing Draft" by Waldemar
Kaempfert; cinematographer: Ghislain
Cloquet ; editors: Monique Isnardon/Robert
Isnardon; music: Georges Delerue; cast: Jean
Marais ( Prof. Jerome), Agnes
Laurent (Monette), Geneviève
Page (Edith), Jean-Claude Brialy
(Jean-Loup), Amédée (Maubru);
Runtime: 82; MPAA Rating: NR; producer: Cilbert de
Goldschmidt; Sinister; 1957-France-in French with
English subtitles-dubbed in English)
|"The gimmicky film makes for a
harmless but amusing film."
by Dennis Schwartz
New Wave director Pierre Kast ("Morte Saison des Amours"/"The
Suns of Easter Island"/"Strange Game") helms this
whimsical comedy/sci fi/fantasy film. It's based on
the 1918 short story "The
Diminishing Draft" by Waldemar Kaempfert, and is
written by Franco Roche.
Jerome (Jean Marais) is the mad science
researcher working on experiments on suspended
animation. By accident his pet dog drinks some of the
experimental solution when it spills and is reduced to
the size of a 3-inch statue. The professor immerses
the dog in salt water and its size is restored. The
same magic potion shrinks his mistress lab assistant
Monette (Agnes Laurent) to
the same size, who then hides in his pocket to
avoid being spotted by his jealous wife Edith (Geneviève Page)
who is banging on the locked lab door for entry.
gimmicky film makes for a harmless but amusing film.
REVIEWED ON 3/31/2015 GRADE: B-
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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