Three Coins in the Fountain

Three Coins in the Fountain

Clifton Webb
Director: Jean Negulesco Cast: Clifton Webb
Clifton Webb
, Dorothy McGuire
Dorothy McGuire
, Jean Peters
Jean Peters
Jean Negulesco

DVD (Wide Screen)

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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, McGuire has won over her icy employer Clifton Webb; Peters has "tamed" roving-eyed Rossano Brazzi; and McNamara finds happiness with prince Louis Jourdan. Three Coins in the Fountain won two Academy Awards: "Best Color Cinematography" (Milton Krasner), and "Best Song" (written by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen, and sung in the pre-credits sequence by an uncredited Frank Sinatra). The film was remade in 1965 as The Pleasure Seekers, and also served as the basis for a never-sold TV pilot starring Yvonne Craig, Cynthia Pepper and Joanna Moore.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/02/2004
UPC: 0024543119746
Original Release: 1954
Rating: NR
Source: 20Th Century Fox
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:42:00
Sales rank: 7,853

Special Features

Closed Caption; Commentary by film historian Jeanine Basinger; Movietone news footage: Academy Awards; Restoration comparison; Theatrical trailer; Widescreen format (aspect ratio 2.55:1); Audio: English 4.0 Dolby Surround, English mono, French mono, Spanish mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Clifton Webb John Frederick Shadwell
Dorothy McGuire Miss Francis
Jean Peters Anita Hutchins
Louis Jourdan Prince Dino Di Cessi
Maggie McNamara Maria Williams
Rossano Brazzi Georgio Bianchi
Howard St. John Burgoyne
Cathleen Nesbitt Principessa
Mario Siletti Bartender
Alberto Morin Waiter
Dino Bolognese Headwaiter
Tony DeMario Venice Waiter
Willard Waterman Mr. Hoyt
Zachary Yaconelli Ticket Agent
Celia Lovsky Baroness
Renata Vanni Anna
Maurice Brierre Butler
Grazia Narciso Louisa the Maid
Gino Corrado Butler
Merry Anders Girl
Iphigenie Castiglioni Actor
Charles La Torre Chauffeur
Kathryn Givney Mrs. Burgoyne
Vicente Padula Dr. Martinelli
Norma Varden Woman at Cocktail Party (uncredited)
Luciana Paluzzi Angela

Technical Credits
Jean Negulesco Director
Sammy Cahn Score Composer,Songwriter
John De Cuir Art Director
Paul S. Fox Set Decoration/Design
Gaston Glass Asst. Director
Dorothy Jeakins Costumes/Costume Designer
Milton Krasner Cinematographer
Ben Nye Makeup
John Patrick Screenwriter
William H. Reynolds Editor
Walter Scott Set Decoration/Design
Sol C. Siegel Producer
Jule Styne Score Composer,Songwriter
Lyle Wheeler Art Director
Victor Young Score Composer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Three Coins in the Fountain [3:59]
2. Main Titles [1:08]
3. New Friends in an Old City [3:10]
4. Paying Homage to Trevi [1:28]
5. The Office Work Day [5:25]
6. The Predatory Prince [4:48]
7. Pinches, Parties and a Palazzo [3:16]
8. No Brakes in Rome [3:02]
9. An Invitation to Fly [3:14]
10. Georgio's Wish, Trevi's Promise [1:28]
11. A Waterway Wonderland [5:52]
12. Office Policies [4:43]
13. An Artful Ruse [5:00]
14. Playing to the Prince [2:59]
15. Confessions of Love and Deceit [4:47]
16. Love's Failure and a Proposal [3:55]
17. Planning His Demise [7:37]
18. Druken Truths [2:15]
19. A Man's Right to Lie [3:12]
20. Three Coins in the Fountain (Reprise) [8:56]

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