The Man Who Watched Trains Go By

The Paris Express

1952

Harold French
Director
Eros Films
Distributor
Raymond Stross Productions
Production Company

Servicable adaptation of Simenon's best novel, but lacking in a certain quality. Hardbitteness? Cynicism? Hard to say, but something doesn't quite gel. Rains is excellent, Toren and Goring very good, though.


The Man Who Watched Trains Go By
3rd December 1952
Cinema



82 mins
1.37:1

L'homme qui regardait passer les trains
5th June 1953
Cinema


82 mins
1.37:1

The Paris Express
5th June 1953
Cinema



82 mins
1.37:1



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Claude Rains
Kees Popinga
Märta Torén
Michèle Rozier
Marius Goring
Police Commissioner Lucas
Anouk Aimée
Jeanne
(as Aimée Anouk in opening credits,
Anouk in end credits)
Herbert Lom
Julius de Koster Jr.
Felix Aylmer
Arthur Merkemans
Lucie Mannheim
Maria Popinga
Ferdy Mayne
Louis
Eric Pohlmann
Goin
Michael Nightingale
Popinga's Clerk
Gibb McLaughlin
Julius de Koster Sr.
Joan St. Clair
Frida Popinga
Robin Alalouf
Karl Popinga
Michael Alain
Dutch Train Conductor
Jean Deveaux
French Train Official
Roy Purcell
Pierre, Plainclothesman
MacDonald Parke
American Businessman
Mary Mackenzie
Mrs. Lucas
Charles Wood
Chess Player
Unknown 12050-01
Landlady
Unknown 12050-01
Woman Questioned by Michèle
Unknown 12050-01
Lucette, Woman Questioned by Michèle
Raymond Stross
Passerby on Avenue Montaigne
(uncredited)
Unknown 12050-01
Café Waiter
Unknown 12050-01
Little Boy
Pat Ryan
Joie de Vivre Patron
(uncredited)
Louis Matto
Joie de Vivre Barman
(uncredited)
Unknown 12050-01
Maxim's Sommelier
Rex Garner
Maxim's Waiter
(uncredited)
Unknown 12050-01
Café Domino Waiter
Unknown 12050-01
Train Engineer
Arthur Mullard
Undetermined Role
Eiffel Tower
Itself
Palais Garnier
Itself
Sacré-Cœur Basilica
Itself

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