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Three (1969)

M/PG | | Drama, Romance | 23 December 1969 (USA)
Two American college friends, traveling in Europe near the Mediterranean, meet and fall for a charming English tourist. However, they agree not to test their friendship and just be friends with her. Soon, reality kicks in.

Director:

James Salter

Writer:

Irwin Shaw (story "Then We Were Three")
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Charlotte Rampling ... Marty
Robie Porter Robie Porter ... Bert
Sam Waterston ... Taylor
Pascale Roberts ... Claude
Edina Ronay ... Liz
Gillian Hills ... Ann
Alfredo Rizzo Alfredo Rizzo ... Waiter
Paul Cooper Paul Cooper
Patrizia Giammei Patrizia Giammei ... Gloria
Mario Cotone Mario Cotone ... Silvano
Franca Tasso Franca Tasso ... Hélène
Roberto Scheiber Roberto Scheiber ... Piero
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Storyline

Best friends Bert and Taylor, who are twenty-something American college students, are spending their summer driving around Italy and France in an older model Puegeot purchased in Italy, before heading back to the States in September for school. Taylor is the straight-laced, reliable one, who admits that he has problems expressing his feelings, especially to women, while Bert is the smooth talking player. They only have a general idea of where they will go and what they will do, but hoping that they can have some casual female companionship at their various stops. In Florence, they do one better when Taylor meets Marty, a ex-pat Brit living in Paris, he who believes she is a kindred spirit. As such, he suggests to Bert that they ask her along on the remainder of their trip, she to pay her fair share, and if things don't work out that they will part company with no hard feelings. Although both Taylor and Bert think she attractive, they also make a pact not to complicate the situation by... Written by Huggo

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Italian | French

Release Date:

23 December 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Noi tre soltanto See more »

Filming Locations:

Florence, Tuscany, Italy See more »

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Production Co:

Obelisk See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Film debut of Robie Porter. See more »

Quotes

Marty: My mother always said I'd marry two men.
Taylor: Ah, only two?
Marty: Yes, but at the same time.
Taylor: At the same time? She said that?
Marty: No, it's my own idea. It's a secret desire, I confess it. I wouldn't live with both.
Taylor: No?
Marty: No, I'd divide my time. I'd have one one week and the other the next.
Taylor: Very nice. I'm just thinking what my mother would say.
Bert: She would find it... somewhat irregular.
Taylor: Somewhat irregular? God.
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References To Catch a Thief (1955) See more »

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An interesting curio
5 March 2016 | by wavecat13See all my reviews

This is worth seeing for three reasons. It is the only film ever directed by James Salter, who is one of America's most highly regarded writers of fiction and memoir. And it features the talents of then very young Sam Waterston and Charlotte Rampling, who both went on to successful Hollywood careers. (Their co-star Robie Porter did not have a long run as an actor).

Basically this is an attempt by some Americans to do a European art house flick. You can see the aesthetic at work in the terse dialogue, mellow music, long, moody shots, and Riviera locales. The story concerns two young men, college buddies, who are on summer vacation roaming around Europe. They join forces with a young Englishwoman, and some romantic tension begins to grow. It is nice to look at, but the story begins to drag, with no strong emotions in sight.


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