Three Coins in the Fountain Review

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Three yankee doodle ladies in Rome wish for their perfect man by throwing coins into the Trevi Fountain, and work to seal their fate with men they meet.


The shes are secretaries Dorothy McGuire, Jean Peters and relentlessly cute Maggie McNamara, setting their caps respectively at, improbably, Clifton Webb, tiresomely, Rossano Brazzi, and more believably, Louis Jourdan. Sort of How to Marry a Millionaire, but not funny. And in italy.

The real stars of this comic melodrama, however, are a beautifully filmed Rome and the flogged-to-death title tune.

Formulaic fifties romantic tish