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Le ciel est à vous (1944)

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.

Director:

Jean Grémillon

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Charles Spaak (adaptation), Charles Spaak (dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Madeleine Renaud ... Thérèse Gauthier
Charles Vanel ... Pierre Gauthier
Jean Debucourt ... Larcher
Raymonde Vernay Raymonde Vernay ... Madame Brissard
Léonce Corne Léonce Corne ... Le docteur Maulette
Raoul Marco ... Monsieur Noblet
Albert Rémy ... Marcel
Robert Le Fort Robert Le Fort ... Robert
Anne-Marie Labaye Anne-Marie Labaye ... Jacqueline
Michel François Michel François ... Claude
Gaston Mauger Gaston Mauger ... Le successeur du docteur Maulette
Paul Demange ... Petit
Henry Houry ... Un membre du conseil d'administration
Anne Vandène Anne Vandène ... Lucienne Ivry
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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.

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Film is a German production in the Occupied Zone, not Vichy
6 June 2009 | by harvejSee all my reviews

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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Country:

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Language:

French

Release Date:

18 March 1949 (USA) See more »

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