The Man Who Watched Trains Go By

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
The Man Who Watched Trains Go By
The-Man-Who-Watched-the-Trains-Go-By 79713fdd.jpg
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 date
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, based on the 1938 novel by Georges Simenon and released in the United Kingdom with an all-European cast, including Claude Rains in the lead 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. This was Rains' seventh film in color, his first being Gold Is Where You Find It (1938).


A Dutch company's owner bankrupts his own company, then burns the incriminating ledgers and plans to run to Paris with the company payroll. But he is caught in the act by his accountant who challenges his actions, leading to a reversal of roles.


External links[edit]