The Man Who Watched Trains Go By

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The Man Who Watched Trains Go By
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The Man Who Watched Trains Go By poster (U.S. title The Paris Express)
Directed by Harold French
Produced by David Berman
Josef Shaftel
Raymond Stross
Written by Georges Simenon (novel)
Paul Jerrico
Harold French
Starring Claude Rains
Marius Goring
Märta Torén
Music by Benjamin Frankel
Cinematography Otto Heller
Edited by Vera Campbell
Arthur H. Nadel
Distributed by Eros Films (UK)
MacDonald Pictures (USA)
Release dates
December 1952
Running time
82 minutes
Country United Kingdom / United States
Language English

The Man Who Watched Trains Go By (1952) is a crime drama film, released in the United Kingdom with an all-European cast, including Claude Rains in the lead role. Rains plays the role of Kees Popinga, who is infatuated with Michele Rozier (Märta Torén). The film was released in the United States in 1953 under the title The Paris Express. It was directed by Harold French and based on the novel by Georges Simenon. This was Rains' seventh film in color, his first being Gold Is Where You Find It (1938).


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