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The Story of a Three-Day Pass (La permission)

Rating:No Rating
Release Date:January 1, 1968
Running time:87 minutes
Cast:Harry Baird, Hal Brav, Nicole Berger, Pierre Doris, Christian Marin
Director:Melvin Van Peebles
Producer:Guy Belfond
Writer:Melvin Van Peebles
Distributor:Sigma III Corp.

Description: 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, All Movie Guide

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