• France
  • 1944
  • 107 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • French
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In this uplifting romantic drama, the wife of a mechanic and former fighter pilot falls in love with the idea of flying herself. This soon becomes an obsession, and she undertakes a lofty feat: the longest solo flight ever made by a woman. A warm look at a working-class family as well as a triumphant tale of determination, Le ciel est à vous was Jean Grémillon’s most financially successful film.

Cast

Thérèse GauthierMadeleine Renaud
Pierre GauthierCharles Vanel
LarcherJean Debucourt
Madame BrissardRaymonde Vernay
Dr. MauletteLéonce Corne
Monsieur NobletRaoul Marco
MarcelAlbert Rémy
RobertRobert Le Fort
JacquelineAnne-Marie Labaye
ClaudeMichel François
Successor to Dr. MauletteGaston Mauger
PetitPaul Demange
AdministratorHenry Houry
Lucienne IvryAnne Vandène

Credits

DirectorJean Grémillon
Produced byRaoul Ploquin
Scenario byAlbert Valentin
Screen adaptation and dialogue byCharles Spaak
CinematographyLouis Page
Production designMax Douy
EditorLouisette Hautecoeur
MusicAlexis Roland-Manuel

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Eclipse Series 34: Jean Grémillon During the Occupation

By Michael KoreskyJuly 24, 2012

Trained as a musician, Jean Grémillon became one of French cinema’s most lyrical artists. His . . . Read more »