Cinema: The New Pictures, may 31, 1954

Three Coins in the Fountain (20th Century-Fox) is another CinemaScope travelogue—this time making a wide-screen tour through Italy. Completely dwarfed by spectacular shots of Venice, Tivoli and Rome is a feeble little plot about a trio of American girls who spend a tedious 102 minutes getting their men: Dorothy McGuire wins Novelist Clifton Webb (wearing a henna rinse); sultry Jean Peters gets a sure-enough Italian, Rossano Brazzi; Maggie McNamara captures Prince Charming in the person of Louis Jourdan. Why any of the six is so set on marrying any of the others is...

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