Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Originally released in 1939, Three Hours went under the titles Le Deseteur and Je t'attendri during its initial European run. In his last French film appearance before WW II, Jean-Pierre Aumont plays WW I soldier Paul Marchand. When his troop train is stalled for repairs in his hometown, Marchand takes advantage of the delay to visit his sweetheart Marie (Corinne Luchaire). Within the next three hours, Marchand discovers that (a) his letters to Marie have been held up by his own spiteful mother and (b) Marie has been driven from her home. With little time to spare, our hero reconciles Marie with his mother, bidding them a fond adieu as he reboards his train. By the time Three Hours was released in the U.S. in 1944, Jean Pierre-Aumont had been signed by MGM, while co-star Corinne Luchaire had been denounced by the Allied occupation troops as a collaborationist.
war, army, France, girl, girlfriend, home, hometown, love, lover, mother, orphan, soldier, time, train [locomotive], troops