Daughters of Destiny

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For the 1906 adventure novel, see Daughters of Destiny (novel). For the 1928 horror film, see A Daughter of Destiny.
Daughters of Destiny
Daughters of Destiny poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Marcello Pagliero (segment "Elisabeth")
Jean Delannoy (segment "Jeanne")
Christian-Jaque (segment "Lysistrata")
Produced by Henry Deutschmeister
Written by André-Paul Antoine
Horace McCoy
Story by Sergio Amidei (segment "Elisabeth")
Aristophanes (segment "Lysistrata")
Starring Claudette Colbert
Michèle Morgan
Martine Carol
Music by Roman Vlad
Cinematography Mario Craveri (segment "Elisabeth")
Robert Lefebvre (segment "Jeanne")
Raffaele Masciocchi
Christian Matras (segment "Lysistrata")
Edited by Laure Casseau (segment "Elisabeth")
James Cuenet (segment "Jeanne")
Jacques Desagneaux (segment "Lysistrata")
Franco London Films
Continental Produzione
Distributed by Continental Produzione
Release dates
21 January 1954 (Italy)
27 January 1954 (France)
July 5, 1954 (USA)
Running time
USA:94 min / UK:96 min
Country France / Italy[1]
Language French / English[1]

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, unrelated but with a women and war.


Trilogy of stories: episode "Elizabeth" is about American war-widow who goes to Italy where her husband was in WW II; episode "Jeanne" tells the life of Jeanne d'Arc; episode "Lysistrata" is about Athenian wives, adaptation of the Greek play.

Principal cast[edit]

segment "Elisabeth"
segment "Jeanne"
segment "Lysistrata"


  1. ^ a b IMDb

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