The Woman Who Dared (1944 film)

The Woman Who Dared (French title: Le Ciel est à vous) (English: The Sky is Yours) is a 1944 French drama film directed by Jean Grémillon and starring Madeleine Renaud and Charles Vanel.[1] In April 2019, a restored version of the film was selected to be shown in the Cannes Classics section at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.[2]

The Woman Who Dared
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Directed byJean Grémillon
Produced byRaoul Ploquin
Written byAlbert Valentin
Charles Spaak
StarringMadeleine Renaud
Charles Vanel
Music byRoland Manuel
CinematographyRoger Arrignon
Louis Page
Edited byLouisette Hautecoeur
Release date
Running time
105 minutes


The mechanic Pierre Gauthier runs his own garage until he gets disappropriated because his grounds are required for a new airport. Together with his wife Thérèse, their two children and his moody mother-in-law he has to move. Due to his friendly nature he renders all kinds of services to everybody who asks him for a favour. When he helps a businessman whose car has broken down in the middle of the night, he is offered a new job. In the course of working for his new boss he discovers that he loves aviation. When he informs his wife he wants to be a pilot she is shocked but eventually she learns to understand him and becomes a pilot herself too. Little later she breaks a record concerning long-distance flights.



  1. ^ "The Woman Who Dared". Retrieved 2014-02-19. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Cannes Classics 2019". Festival de Cannes. 26 April 2019. Retrieved 26 April 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)


  • Higbee, Will & Leahy, Sarah. Studies in French Cinema: UK Perspectives, 1985–2010. Intellect Books, 2011.

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