Un Amour de poche (1957)

35mm film, black and white
mono, English

A French science fiction film directed by Pierre Kast.

Plot Summary

A scientist's work on results in him accidentally shrinking his dog. When his his female lab assistant drinks his potion by mistake, she also shrinks to just three inches tall. The scientist keeps her in his pocket as he searches for an antidote.


Director: Pierre Kast
Madeleine Films, Société Nouvelle des Établissements Gaumont, Contact Organisation
Producer: Gilbert de Goldschmidt
Script: France Roche
Story: The Diminishing Draft by Waldemar Kaempffert
Director of Photography: Ghislain Cloquet
Editor: Robert Isnardon
Music: Georges Delerue, Cogo Goragher, Marc Lanjean
Make Up: Alexandre Marcus, Blanche Picot
Art Directors: Sydney Bettex, Daniel Villerois

Jean Marais (Professor Jerome)
Geneviève Page (Edith)
Jean-Claude Brialy
Joëlle Janin
Agnès Laurent (Monette)
Régine Lovi
Pasquali [real name: Fred Pasquali]

Alternative Titles

Alchimie der Liebe – Germany
Girl in His Pocket
Nude in His Pocket
A Pocket Love



  • Cahiers du Cinéma vol.79 (January 1958) p.57 – review
  • Cinéma no.23 (Xmas 1957) p.102 – review
  • Cinématographie Française no.1727 (6 July 1957) p.19 – note
  • Cinématographie Française no.1743 (16 November 1957) p.28 – review
  • L'Ecran no.1 (January 1958) p.60 – review
  • Film Francais 15 November 1957 p.15 – review
  • Variety 26 March 1958 – credits, review


  • Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Science Fiction by Phil Hardy (ed) p.165-166
  • French Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and Pulp Fiction: A Guide to Cinema, Television, Radio, Animation, Comic Books and Literature from the Middle Ages to the Present by Jean-Marc L'Officier and Randy L'Officier p.17 – credits
  • by Walt Lee p.12 – credits