They Met on Skis (1940)

Genres - Romance  |   Run Time - 75 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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WW2 seems light years away in the French romantic comedy They Met on Skis. Directed by Henri Sokai, a past master of "mountain" films, the story is set in the French Alps in late 1939. A rivalry between two elderly innkeepers seriously threatens the romance between their respective offspring, Helene (Wissia Dina) and Michael (Henri Presles). After a while, however, no one really cares about the plot, what with the gorgeous female members of the Paris Ski Club cavorting before the cameras. Also adding to the box-office appeal of They Met on Skis is an extended guest appearance by Louis Agnel, French ski-racing champion.



business, forbidden-love, rival, skiing