Daughters of Destiny

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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 Sergio Amidei, André-Paul Antoine, Jean Aurenche, Pierre Bost, Jean Ferry, Ennio Flaiano, Carlo Rim, Henri Jeanson, Vladimir Pozner, André Tabet
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 date
  • 21 January 1954 (1954-01-21) (Italy)
  • 27 January 1954 (1954-01-27) (France)
Running time
94 minutes (U.S.)
96 minutes (UK)
Country France
Language French

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.


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.

Principal cast[edit]

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


  1. ^ a b IMDb

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