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18 March 1949 (USA) See more »
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. | Add synopsis »
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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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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Flawed, 27 April 2014
Author: zetes from Saint Paul, MN

A mechanic (Charles Vanel) and his high-strung wife (Madeleine Renaud) become obsessed with aviation. Eventually, Renaud attempts to challenge the distance record for aviatrices. This film is a little too unfocused at the start - Renaud doesn't even get into a plane until the 45 minute mark. The real weakness, though, is that the two protagonists become real jerks in the middle of the film. Flight becomes an addiction, so much so that they have to hock their daughter's piano to pay for the upgrades they need to break the record. There is a little bit of a comeuppance, but not really. And absolutely none for Renaud - she certainly doesn't learn her lesson. I certainly have to imagine that her kids will grow up hating her.

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