Marc Allegret's Lac Aux Dames (Ladies' Lake) boasts an impressive pedigree, having been adapted by novelist Collette from a book by Vicki Baum. A very young and dazzlingly handsome Jean-Pierre Aumont plays an unemployed engineer who lands a job as a lifeguard at a Tyrolean resort. Boasting a most impressive physique, Aumont finds himself besieged by willing females and not complaining about it one tiny bit. Despite the plethora of female pulchritude, Aumont has eyes only for the beauteous Illa Meary, but he ends up neglecting her, with unfortunate consequences. Lac Aux Dames was financed in part by a member of the Rothschild banking family, who made back his investment many times over.
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