#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Three American women, rooming together while working abroad in Rome, Italy, hope for romance and marriage. Frances, oldest of the three, has been fifteen years a secretary to novelist John Frederick Shadwell, a man whom she loves but whose reclusive nature prompts most people to believe him long since dead. Anita, one week away from returning to America (under the claim of getting married), finally bucks company rules (and gets caught) by finally accepting an invitation from an Italian co-worker to visit his family’s farm for his sister’s wedding. Newly arrived Maria soon sets her generally innocent eyes on Dino di Cessi, an actual prince with a reputation for womanizing, and makes a play for him by making herself his perfect match.
Plot: Three American roommates working in Italy wish for the man of their dreams after throwing coins into Rome’s magnificent Trevi Fountain. Frances, a secretary at a government agency, sets out to win the heart of her smooth-talking novelist employer; Anita, her coworker, defies office regulations by romancing an Italian who works at the agency; and office newcomer Maria meets a real Italian Prince Charming and falls madly in love. The only thing the three hopeful ladies need to do is seal their fate.
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Rome, the eternal city of love
By the Fifties, the movie-going public was no longer satisfied with studio versions of far away places. They wanted to see the real thing and Hollywood had to give it to them. The year before Three Coins In a Fountain came out, Paramount had done another Rome based film in Roman Holiday. Though it had that winning romantic team of Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck, Paramount played it on the cheap and wouldn’t splurge for color.
Not to be outdone by rivals, Darryl F. Zanuck went whole hog on terrific color cinematography and three romances. Dorothy McGuire, Jean Peters, and Maggie McNamara are three Americans sharing an apartment in Rome. Peters and McNamara work for a U.S. government agency and McGuire is secretary to expatriate novelist Clifton Webb.
The fountain of course is Rome’s famous Fountain of Trevi where tourists are lured into throwing their pennies with the promise of good fortune and a return to the eternal city. Frank Sinatra sings the title song over the opening credits and the Four Aces also had a mega-hit out of that tune. I remember as a lad in the Fifties, hearing that constantly on the radio. It was a BIG factor in the success of this film and won an Oscar for composer Jule Styne and lyricist Sammy Cahn.
McNamara and Peters fall for Prince Louis Jourdan and aspiring lawyer and co-worker Rossano Brazzi respectively. They play the continental lovers effortlessly.
20th Century Fox during the 50s toned down Clifton Webb’s acerbity in order to make him leading man material. They never quite succeeded, but Dorothy McGuire conveys that she has a deep and abiding affection for Webb.
The usual romantic complications occur, but it all works out in the end as it always does in these films.
But the star is Rome and even seeing it 50 years ago, you’ll still want to a pack a bag and see the place after watching this film.
balsa wood romance
Three Coins in the Fountain is the standard location shoot from the fifties. We get expensive, widescreen photography (Italy – very nice), but the minute we enter an interior (or a character gets in a car) we’re in an artificial world of soundstages. This becomes the defacto formula for 50s travelogue/dramas. The movie itself would fall under the heading “chick flick,” a term of assignation, for a genre that generally offers only sisterhood beset by minor conflicts; and women either short-changing their own lives and development for a man (the 50s), or defining themselves via quasi-rejecting some social norm (the 80s forward). To be sure, there are chick flicks that can be enjoyed by general audiences (Terms of Endearment) but the term is characteristically used to deservedly dismiss trifling story lines like this one.
Three women are explained to be in Italy for various reasons, and become room-mates. As the time demands, they’re absurd, but true period types who use the steno-pool to travel, have an income, and find eligible bachelors whom they agree never to compete with; women whose truncated education (and society’s glass ceiling) insure that they can’t. Additionally, improbably, they live like queens.
The movies wide-screen compositions are handsome but the story is off the low end of the scale for inconsequence. The script writers can’t be bothered to spare four lines to introduce the piece’s major conflict. Here a stenographer is such a dense bimbo that she a) inexplicably reveals a roommates transgressions to her boss, and b) forgets to inform her, causing job loss for her boyfriend and embarrassment for the room-mate. It’s just too darned hard for this pretty thing to understand that she’s both been outmaneuvered, AND done something very unethical, even within the terms of the movie. The movie notes none of this. The same character has an unexplored conflict in her desire to win a guy, but to also reap benefits (travel, etc.) from delaying or denying the onset of his romantic or sexual interest. The movie is a bewildering gender-power study.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 42 min (102 min)
Genre Drama, Romance
Director Jean Negulesco
Writer John Patrick, John H. Secondari
Actors Clifton Webb, Dorothy McGuire, Jean Peters
Country United States
Awards Won 2 Oscars. 2 wins & 3 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix 4-Track Stereo (Western Electric Recording) (magnetic prints)
Aspect Ratio 2.55 : 1
Camera Bausch & Lomb Lenses (uncredited)
Laboratory Technicolor S.p.a., Roma, Italy (color by) (as Technicolor)
Film Length 2,791.36 m (12 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process CinemaScope (anamorphic) (as A CinemaScope Production)
Printed Film Format 35 mm