Girls' Dormitory

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French actress Simone Simon made her American film debut in Girls' Dormitory. Simon portrays a twentyish student in a Swiss private school, harboring a secret passion for headmaster Herbert Marshall. For her own amusement, Simon writes an intense love letter to an imaginary beau; the letter falls in the hands of two snoopy teachers, who suspect the worst. Running away from her accusers, Simone has a chance meeting with Marshall, who reveals that he is in love with her. The official studio synopsis for Girl's Dormitory states that Simone nobly steps aside to allow a middle-aged teacher (Ruth Chatterton) to marry Marshall, but in the film itself Simon ends up with Marshall after all. The synopsis barely mentions Tyrone Power, appearing in his first film for 20th Century-Fox.


Simone Simon
as Marie Claudel
Herbert Marshall
as Dr. Stephen Dominik
Tyrone Power
as Count Vallais
Constance Collier
as Prof. Augusta Wimmer
Ruth Chatterton
as Prof. Anna Mathe
J. Edward Bromberg
as Dr. Spindler
Frank Reicher
as Dr. Hoffenreich
George Hassell
as Dr. Wilfinger
Christian Rub
as Forester
Rita Gould
as Prof. Emma Kern
Lillian West
as Prof. Josephine Penz
Symona Boniface
as Prof. Clotilde Federa
Lynn Bari
as Student
Angela Salloker
as Princess Dagmar
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Critic Reviews for Girls' Dormitory

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  • Complications, of course, have still to be devised before the happy ending, for Mr. Marshall must be allowed to put on his characteristic act: dumb suffering.

    May 15, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Girls' Dormitory

  • Nov 06, 2010
    Simon has such a thick French accent it takes a while to get used to it, just so that you know, but she is a good actress and I liked her in this movie. At first I thought Chatterton was going to be the main character but it turned out to be Simon instead. I really liked the story about the girl who falls in love with her teacher, and I was surprised by the ending. I liked this movie, it was good.
    Aj V Super Reviewer

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