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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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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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Film is a German production in the Occupied Zone, not Vichy, 6 June 2009
Author: harvej from LOS ANGELES CA

After the German conquest of France in 1940, Hitler decided to create a 'Hollywood' style Nazi film industry to entertain the enslaved populations of Europe. ReichsMinister of Propaganda Goebbels formed & financed the Continental Film Co. of Germany, and it signed up a bunch of collaborating French actors based in the Occupied Zone in Paris where the film was produced. Vichy was mentioned in the film, but there was no film industry in the Unoccupied zone, it was just shown there. To the extent that this successful film fulfilled the aims of the Reich Ministry of Propaganda, French efforts in the film were collaboration. Or,if you wish, French efforts were Resistance in order to preserve what was left of French culture.

The point of view just depended on who held the knife at your throat when the question arose.

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