Lac aux Dames


Time Out says

Novelist Vicki Baum was the author of Grand Hotel and of this variant, set in a lakeside spa in the Tyrol. Aumont is a swimming instructor whose charms enthral, to varying degrees, a gold-digger on the run (Meery), an heiress (Deréan) and a saucy teenager from across the lake (Simon). Colette's dialogue, some moody photography and Allégret's showcasing of his youthful cast are the main attractions. It's easy to see why Hollywood snapped up Simone Simon, though not why the equally vivacious Meery was declined, unless her nude scenes scared them off.

By: BBa


Release details

94 mins

Cast and crew

Marc Allégret
Jean-Georges Auriol, Colette
Jean-Pierre Aumont
Simone Simon
Rosine Deréan
Illa Meery
Michel Simon
Odette Joyeux
Vladimir Sokoloff
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