The Man Who Watched Trains Go By
|The Man Who Watched Trains Go By|
The Man Who Watched Trains Go By poster (U.S. title The Paris Express)
|Directed by||Harold French|
|Produced by||David Berman
|Written by||Georges Simenon (novel)
|Music by||Benjamin Frankel|
|Edited by||Vera Campbell
Arthur H. Nadel
|Distributed by||Eros Films (UK)
MacDonald Pictures (USA)
|Country||United Kingdom / United States|
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.
- Claude Rains as Kees Popinga
- Marius Goring as Lucas
- Märta Torén as Michele Rozier
- Ferdy Mayne as Louis
- Herbert Lom as Julius de Koster, Jr.
- Lucie Mannheim as Maria Popinga
- Anouk Aimée as Jeanne
- Eric Pohlmann as Goin
- Felix Aylmer as Mr. Merkemans
- Gibb McLaughlin as Julius de Koster, Sr.
- Michael Nightingale as Popinga's Clerk
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