Story of a Three Day Pass [DVD] [1968]

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  • Featuring a special introduction by the filmmaker: Melvin Van Peebles discusses the events that led him to France in the 1960s, and, ultimately, to write and direct this landmark interracial love story.


The Story of a Three-Day Pass
Artfully squeezing every penny out of a grant from the French Cinema Center, Melvin Van Peebles made his directorial debut with Story of a Three-Day Pass. Harry Baird plays a black American GI, Turner, who falls in love with French mademoiselle (Nicole Berger). Upon his return from an idyllic weekend, Turner is demoted by his bigoted captain for fraternizing with a white girl. Honored as the French entry in the San Francisco Film Festival, this poignant little romantic drama "made" Van Peebles, who on the strength of his newly established reputation was assigned to direct Columbia's The Watermelon Man. Story of a Three-Day Pass was based on Van Peebles' own novel La Permission. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Pierre Doris
    Pierre Doris - Peasant
  • Christian Marin
    Christian Marin - Hotelman
  • Nicole Berger
    Nicole Berger - Miriam
  • Harry Baird
    Harry Baird - Turner

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