A black American soldier, Turner (Harry Baird), is given three days leave in Paris. Not knowing what to do with himself, he goes to a nightclub where he meets a French girl, Miriam (Nicole Berger). They dance together and reunite the next day to visit the seaside. Their romance blossoms; Turner rents a hotel room and Miriam calls in sick to work. But their love affair is darkened by Turner's impending departure and the specter of racial prejudice.