Daughters of Destiny
Daughters of Destiny (UK title: Love, Soldiers and Women, French title: Destinées and Italian title: Destini di donne) is a 1954 Franco-Italian co-production motion picture comedy drama directed by Marcello Pagliero, Jean Delannoy and Christian-Jaque. The film stars Claudette Colbert (segment "Elisabeth"), Michèle Morgan (segment "Jeanne") and Martine Carol (segment "Lysistrata"). It tells three stories, which are unrelated, but each deal with a woman and war.
|Daughters of Destiny|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Marcello Pagliero (segment "Elisabeth")|
Jean Delannoy (segment "Jeanne")
Christian-Jaque (segment "Lysistrata")
|Produced by||Henry Deutschmeister|
|Written by||Sergio Amidei|
|Story by||Sergio Amidei (segment "Elisabeth")|
Aristophanes (segment "Lysistrata")
|Music by||Roman Vlad|
|Cinematography||Mario Craveri (segment "Elisabeth")|
Robert Lefebvre (segment "Jeanne")
Christian Matras (segment "Lysistrata")
|Edited by||Laure Casseau (segment "Elisabeth")|
James Cuenet (segment "Jeanne")
Jacques Desagneaux (segment "Lysistrata")
Franco London Films
|Distributed by||Continental Produzione|
|94 minutes (U.S.)|
96 minutes (UK)
In this trilogy of stories, the episode "Elizabeth" is about an American war-widow who goes to Italy where her husband was in WW II. The episode "Jeanne" tells the life of Jeanne d'Arc. The episode "Lysistrata" is about Athenian wives, an adaptation of the Greek play.
- segment "Elisabeth"
- Claudette Colbert as Elizabeth Whitefield
- Eleonora Rossi Drago as Angela Ascari/Farmgirl
- Mirko Ellis as Anthony
- segment "Jeanne"
- Michèle Morgan as Jeanne d'Arc/Joan of Arc
- Michel Piccoli as Pasquerel
- Dora Doll as Une fille
- Katherine Kath as La ribaude
- segment "Lysistrata"