Three Coins in the Fountain (1954) - Rotten Tomatoes

Three Coins in the Fountain (1954)

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A movie with more ambiance than actual substance, this remains a classic romance movie nonetheless, receiving numerous production awards. Beginning with three women who throw coins in the Fountain of Trevi in Rome, the movie follows them through the romances garnered by their wishes.

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Cast

Dorothy McGuire
as Miss Frances
Clifton Webb
as John Fredrick Shadwell
Jean Peters
as Anita Hutchins
Louis Jourdan
as Prince Dino Di Cessi
Kathryn Givney
as Mrs. Burgoyne
Cathleen Nesbitt
as Principessa
Vincent Padula
as Dr. Martinelli
Mario Siletti
as Bartender
Dino Bolognese
as Headwaiter
Tony De Mario
as Venice Waiter
Jack Mattis
as Consulate Clerk
Zachary Yaconelli
as Ticket Agent
Celia Lovsky
as Baroness
Grazia Narciso
as Louisa the Maid
Vicente Padula
as Dr. Martinelli
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Critic Reviews for Three Coins in the Fountain

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (3)

The film has warmth, humor, a rich dose of romance and almost incredible pictorial appeal.

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Variety
Top Critic

This touristy romance was an unexpected hit in its day, but you'd hardly think it to look at it now.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

This pleasant boy-meets-girl story (times three) is more distinguished for its photography and title song than for its predictable plot.

Full Review… | January 31, 2012
TV Guide

Formulaic fifties romantic tish.

Full Review… | January 31, 2012
Empire Magazine

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.

Full Review… | March 22, 2009
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Audience Reviews for Three Coins in the Fountain

I'm sure that at some point this was considered to be wildly exotic and romantic but it is tame and dated by today's standards.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

I watched this movie because we toured Rome last year. It was nice to relive our holiday through the scenery - even though we were there sixty years later. The movie was nothing special - something about three girls finding husbands.

Red Lats
Red Lats

Super Reviewer

Dated hogwash but viewed in the right frame of mind enjoyable with gorgeous views of Rome and the Italian countryside.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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