Tuesday, September 25, 2007

"You can call me Dame Elizabeth. I've been a broad all my life. Now I'm a dame."

Monday, September 24, 2007

'Three Coins in the Fountain'

'Three Coins in the Fountain' is an old-fashioned romantic film about three American secretaries that throw their coins into a fountain in Rome and hope for romance.... The film follows three women on their hunt for husbands in Rome. There ‘s nothing much about the story (which is not bad at all) The best thing about this movie is the beautiful cinematography of Italy and a popular title song sung by Frank Sinatra. All major stars at the time including Very Gay Clifton Web, Beautiful Jean Peters and Dorothy Mcguire ,French and Italian heartthrob Louis Jordan, Rossano Brazzi this is Maggie Mcnamara second movie right after her Oscar performance in “the Moon is blue”

Three Coin in the Fountain is No.10 gross movie in 1954 Directed by Fox own house Director Jean Negulesco ( Humoresque , Johnny Belinda, Titanic, How to Marry Millionaire ,Daddy Long leg,The Best of everything) Nominated for 3 Academy award including Best Picture and won for Cinematography and Original Song.


  • The working titles of this film were We Believe in Love and There's No Place Like Rome. Before the picture's opening credits, Frank Sinatra, who is uncredited, sings the title song over a montage of scenic shots of Italy and Rome's many fountains. The song, which became one of Sinatra's standards.
  • According to March 1953 Hollywood Reporter news item, the picture was originally scheduled to be shot in black and white, and Barbara Stanwyck, Gene Tierney, Vittorio Gassman and Jeanne Crain were set to co-star with Clifton Webb and Louis Jourdan.
  • According to news items and studio publicity, the majority of the film was shot on location in Rome, Venice and the village of Merano in Italy. Studio publicity noted that some interiors had to be shot at the Twentieth Century-Fox lot in Los Angeles, which offered better lighting.
  • Fox produced another version of Secondari's book, entitled The Pleasure Seekers,Also directed by Jean Negulesco and starring Ann-Margret, Carol Lynley and Gene Tierney
* From AFI Library