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Three Coins in the Fountain (1954) was a Romance - Drama Film directed by Jean Negulesco and produced by Sol C. Siegel.

Academy Awards 1954 --- Ceremony Number 27 (source: AMPAS)

Best CinematographyMilton KrasnerWon
Best Music - SongMusic by Jule Styne; Lyrics by Sammy CahnWon
Best PictureSol C. Siegel, ProducerNominated

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Three Coins in the Fountain: Lookin' for Love

By Rick29 on Oct 24, 2022 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Louis Jourdan and Maggie McNamara.Time has not been kind to Three Coins in the Fountain, a 1954 blockbuster that earned a Best Picture Oscar nomination. What may have once seemed fresh, colorful, and romantic now comes across as lightweight, sluggish, and a little condescending to its three female p... Read full article

Three Coins in the Fountain (Jean Negulesco, 1954)

By Judy on Mar 14, 2015 From Movie Classics

This is my contribution to the CinemaScope blogathon, running from March 13 to 16, which is being organised by Classic Becky’s Brain Food and Wide Screen World – please visit and take a look at the other postings! I’m a fan of Frank Sinatra, so in his centenary year I couldn’... Read full article

Three Coins in the Fountain (1954)

By Lindsey on May 16, 2012 From The Motion Pictures

There is no quicker way to win me over than to begin a film with a beautiful montage of Italy and the equally beautiful voice of Frank Sinatra. And that is exactly how it all starts for 1954′s romantic drama Three Coins in the Fountain. After the lovely opening, the film follows three American... Read full article

Three Coins in the Fountain

By Alyson on May 7, 2011 From The Best Picture Project

Ah Rome, there?s something about that timeless city that brings romance to the heart. ?For Maria (Maggie McNamara), Anita (Jean Peters) and Frances (Dorothy McGuire), love cannot come so easily. Maria has just arrived to be the secretary replacing Anita at the USDA, where there is an office rule aga... Read full article

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Quotes from

Maria Williams: A pinch is a pinch in any man's language.

Woman at Cocktail Party: My husband declares that I was simply born to be a writer. He says if anyone just took a pencil and followed me around, they'd have a novel.
John Frederick Shadwell: My dear lady, I should be delighted to get behind you with a pencil.

John Frederick Shadwell: These girls in love never realize that they should be honestly dishonest instead of being dishonestly honest.

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Facts about

Served as basis for unsold TV pilot starring Cynthia Pepper, Yvonne Craig and Joanna Moore.
Although the movie title refers to three coins only two coins are actually thrown into the fountain.
The first motion picture filmed in CinemaScope outside of the United States. Prior to beginning principal shooting, 20th Century-Fox studio execs warned producer Sol C. Siegel and director Jean Negulesco that they would have a difficult time with the new film format away from the controlled settings of the studio. Siegel and Negulesco solved this dilemma by simply taking the studio's entire technical crew along to Rome.
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