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18 March 1949 (USA) See more »
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Madeleine Renaud ... Thérèse Gauthier

Charles Vanel ... Pierre Gauthier

Jean Debucourt ... Larcher
Raymonde Vernay ... Madame Brissard
Léonce Corne ... Le docteur Maulette
Raoul Marco ... Monsieur Noblet
Albert Rémy ... Marcel
Robert Le Fort ... Robert
Anne-Marie Labaye ... Jacqueline
Michel François ... Claude
Gaston Mauger ... Le successeur du docteur Maulette
Paul Demange ... Petit
Henry Houry ... Un membre du conseil d'administration
Anne Vandène ... Lucienne Ivry
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jacques Beauvais ... La maître d'hôtel (uncredited)
Fernand Blot ... Le vice-président (uncredited)
Marius David ... Un invité à la présentation (uncredited)
Bernard La Jarrige ... Le mécano (uncredited)
Marcel Laporte ... Le reporter (uncredited)
Pierre Leproux ... Camille (uncredited)
Georges Sellier ... Un membre du conseil d'administration (uncredited)
Renée Thorel ... La voisine (uncredited)
Roger Vincent ... Un invité à la présentation (uncredited)

Directed by
Jean Grémillon 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Charles Spaak  adaptation
Charles Spaak  dialogue
Albert Valentin  screenplay

Produced by
Raoul Ploquin .... producer
Original Music by
Roland Manuel 
Cinematography by
Roger Arrignon 
Louis Page 
Film Editing by
Louisette Hautecoeur 
Production Design by
Max Douy 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Serge Vallin .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Jean Putel .... sound

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Le ciel est à vous" - France (original title)
"The Sky Is Yours" - International (English title) (literal title)
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105 min | Germany:95 min
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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
A tribute to Amelia,Hélène ,Maryse and all daring women., 28 August 2003
Author: dbdumonteil

"A ghost of the aviation/She was swallowed by the sky/or by the sea/like me she had a dream to fly." (Joni Mitchell,"Amelia" on the Hejira album)

This beautiful movie is dedicated to daring women,who were feminist ahead of their time :Hélène Boucher,Amelia Earhardt,Maryse Bastié and a lot of those pioneers who had to fight to make their way in a chauvinist male world.Thérèse (Madeleine Renaud) fulfills her greatest dream :becoming a pilot.This is a simple but moving story.

During the Occupation,the Petainist France set this movie up as an example of virtue and courage ,against the dirty Clouzot's "le corbeau ".After the Liberation,both movies were attacked,the former,for being too petainist,the latter for showing the darkest side of the occupied country.That demonstrates the stupidity of the censorship.

Today's audience will certainly favor "le corbeau" over "le ciel est à vous" :the film noir is more exciting that what I could call le film blanc.But it should appeal to women :in France too,they've come a long way.

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