Three Coins in the Fountain
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Three Coins in the Fountain
Adapted by playwright John Patrick from a novel by famed globetrotter/filmmaker John H. Secondari, Three Coins in the Fountain offers the splendors of Rome in Technicolor, CinemaScope and Stereophonic Sounds. For all its lovely picture-postcard images, the film is at base a reworking of 20th Century-Fox' favorite plotline: three pretty girls on the prowl for husbands. The three lovelies, who toss their coins in the Trevi fountain and wish for romance, include Dorothy McGuire, Jean Peters and Maggie McNamara. Before the film is over, secretary McGuire has wooed her boss, Clifton Webb,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The film has warmth, humor, a rich dose of romance and almost incredible pictorial appeal."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"This pleasant boy-meets-girl story (times three) is more distinguished for its photography and title song than for its predictable plot."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Not very nice to the women, for what was probably considered a 'woman's picture.'"
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
"This touristy romance was an unexpected hit in its day, but you'd hardly think it to look at it now."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"Formulaic fifties romantic tish."
‑ , Empire Magazine
"Given that this is the stuff of movies, you can pretty much guess the outcome, but the journey to true love is undeniably sweet."
‑ , Film4
"Three Coins in the Fountain is quite clearly a film in which the locale comes first. However, the nonsense of its fable tumbles nicely within the picture frame."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"The melodic song and grand Rome setting are more memorable than anything in the plot, characters, or acting; the movie is credited with helping increase American tourism to Italy."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
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