Albert Valentin (scenario), Charles Spaak (screen adaptation and dialogue), Jean Grémillon (director)
Again the film tilts yet in another direction, as the previously earth-bound mule of a worker is suddenly obsessed with the freedom the sky proffers. She quickly learns how to fly, and begins a series of spirals, spins, rolls, and tumbles through the air, picking up prizes in aviation again and again.
Soon after, however, Thérèse becomes determined to make another attempt, and in near silence, no press recording her takeoff, flies off for the record. For days nothing is heard from her: the plane has no radio. Pierre returns home to his children and his mother-in-law, she abusing home for allowing her daughter to attempt the flight. Others call to criticize him as well, and he forced to take the phone off the hook. Upon observing a crowd gathering outside his home, he becomes determined to meet them, arguing, one presumes, his and his wife’s viewpoints. The crowd, in turns out, has gathered to celebrate the news they have heard: Thérèse has succeeded in going 3,000 miles, a distance beyond any previous female flier!