The Story of a Three-Day Pass (1968) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Story of a Three-Day Pass (1968)





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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


Pierre Doris
as Peasant
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Critic Reviews for The Story of a Three-Day Pass

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Although its protagonist is American and much of the film is in English, the movie reflects the stylistic variety and the freewheeling innovation of the French New Wave.

June 15, 2020 | Full Review…

A kind of gentle cross between "Hiroshima Mon Amour" and "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner"-a little hard to imagine, it is true, but less pretentious than the first and less false than the second.

January 9, 2018 | Full Review…

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