Industrial-Sized Deals Shop all Back to School Shop Women's Handbags Learn more nav_sap_SWP_6M_fly_beacon Andra Day $5 Off Fire TV Stick Off to College Essentials Shop Popular Services pivdl pivdl pivdl  Amazon Echo Starting at $99 Kindle Voyage Nintendo Digital Games Big Savings in the Amazon Fall Sportsman Event Baby Sale
Qty:1
  • List Price: $14.98
  • You Save: $4.83 (32%)
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Three Coins In the Founta... has been added to your Cart
Used: Good | Details
Sold by Book Robot
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: DVD has some scratches/smudges. No insert included. Cover art is in tact.
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for up to $0.69
Learn More
Trade in now
Other Sellers on Amazon
Buy Used - Very Good
$3.31
+ $3.99 shipping
Sold by: Goodwill Industries of SWFL
Seller Rating: (31667)
Add to Cart
Buy New
$7.01
+ $3.99 shipping
Buy New
$8.00
+ $3.99 shipping
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Three Coins In the Fountain
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Three Coins In the Fountain

157 customer reviews

>
Additional DVD options Amazon Price New from Used from
DVD
"Please retry"
1-Disc Version
$10.15
$6.57 $3.22
DVD
"Please retry"
[DVD]
$7.99
Watch Instantly with Rent Buy

Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime
Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime Start your 30-day free trial to stream thousands of movies & TV shows included with Prime. Start your free trial
$10.15 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

Three Coins In the Fountain + Roman Holiday (1953)
Price for both: $16.09

Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

A charming romantic comedy about three American roommates working in Italy who wish for the men of their dreams after throwing coins into Rome's magnificent Trevi Fountain.


Special Features

  • Movietone news footage: Academy Awards
  • Restoration comparison
  • Theatrical trailer

Product Details

  • Actors: Clifton Webb, Dorothy McGuire, Jean Peters, Louis Jourdan, Maggie McNamara
  • Directors: Jean Negulesco
  • Writers: John H. Secondari, John Patrick
  • Producers: Sol C. Siegel
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 1.0), English (Dolby Digital 4.0), French (Dolby Digital 1.0), Spanish (Dolby Digital 1.0)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.55:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: November 2, 2004
  • Run Time: 102 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (157 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0002B15Y2
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,128 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Three Coins In the Fountain" on IMDb

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

132 of 135 people found the following review helpful By peterfromkanata on November 9, 2004
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I must be honest--I bought "Three Coins in the Fountain" because I thought my wife would enjoy it. How right I was ! At the risk of sounding sexist, this 1954 production is definitely a movie aimed at women--and men wanting to impress women--it was probably a great "date flick" !

The plot is quite conventional, standard soap opera fare. Three young and single American women are employed as secretaries in Rome. They are played by Dorothy McGuire, Jean Peters, and--as "the new kid on the block"--Maggie McNamara. Of course, all three find romance, not to mention ever-changing wardrobes and lavish living accommodations. In 1954, secretaries must have made a bundle in Italy ! For gorgeous and seductive Ms. Peters, romance comes in the form of a ruggedly handsome Italian law student, Rossano Brazzi ( later to have Mitzi Gaynor swooning in "South Pacific" ). Young, naive Ms. McNamara attracts the attention of an Italian prince with a womanizing reputation

( Louis Jourdan, a poster boy for charm and sophistication ). She has to wait for much of the film, but Ms. McGuire is finally "noticed" by her stuffy, self-absorbed boss and best-selling author ( Clifton Webb, very badly cast as a romantic lead ). These relationships go through various predictable complications, with the steamy Peters/Brazzi pairing as the most realistic.

However, at this point, we should mention the real star of this film--Italy. Has that country ever been photographed more beautifully than in "Three Coins" ? This is one of the earliest Cinemascope productions, shot on location in colour--the views of Rome, the Italian countryside, and spectacular Venice are breath-taking.
Read more ›
4 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
52 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Linda McDonnell on September 2, 2001
Format: VHS Tape
I don't think you'll find much to top this opener, with the fountains of Rome being turned on one by one while Frank Sinatra croons an ulta-smooth rendition of the title song. Ohhhh!
This movie has a lot going for it after the opening song too, (unlike "Raintree County" for instance), so you'll be riveted to the screen. For starters, it's a wonderful travelogue of Rome, in glorious technicolor. And then, it boasts three of my favorite actors, none of whom ever gave a bad performance: Clifton Webb, Louis Jourdan, and Rosanno Brazzi.
These men each figure in a love story with one of three American secretaries living in Rome, respectively Dorothy McGuire, Maggie McNamara, and Jean Peters. In Webb's case, he is McGuire's boss, and has been totally unaware of her real feelings these past ten years. Jourdan is a wealthy playboy used to preying on innocent young girls who's having the tables turned on him by the very predatory McNamara. And lovelorn Rosanno Brazzi--who always makes my pulse flutter--has been pining after Peters, but afraid to tell her of his love, since he believes her engaged to another. How these unlikely scenarios resolve themselves is a delight for the viewer. Take my advice on this one: If you want to be swept away some night by romantic escapism, "Three Coins in the Fountain" is your best bet.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
44 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Chris Leidig on October 23, 2000
Format: VHS Tape
Don't listen to that malcontent Shadow Woman. This is an old-fashioned, lush romantic movie of the fifties. The scenery is beautiful as is Louis Jourdan. The plot is handled wonderfully. There are no boring stretches. The movie has funny moments, but the prevailing theme is unrequited love. Don't miss this movie.
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 14, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
Although I had been touting this movie to my (somewhat younger) Wife for years as a charming "chick flick" I remembered my Mother taking me to in the 50s (when I was much younger), I was surprised at how good it was when we watched it the other night. I had searched stores for it with no luck, finally located it on Amazon.com, and brought it home. In addition to keeping my Wife's rapt attention with the fine romantic story lines (3, as in Coins), the movie is an excellent slice of both post-WWII American expatriate and Italian life. It stands up well on all measures to what is out there today. It's a must-see for a woman, and a can-easily-sit-through for a guy.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Kevin Killian HALL OF FAME on January 18, 2005
Format: DVD
I'm a sucker for all the Fox movies with the plot about the three (sometimes four) girls all stuck together through some plot contrivance, a housing shortage, a graduation ceremony, or what not, and then over time we see the different paths the girls take. Over and over again 20th Century Fox trotted out this idea and you can see it in everything from HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE to VALLEY OF THE DOLLS. (THE BEST OF EVERYTHING is another favorite). THREE COINS is a unique example of this form, and a strange one, in that it parcels out its three stories one at a time, instead of dealing with them interwoven through the whole story.

You'll notice for example that first we get the story about Jean Peters and Rossanno Brazzi, and then that story kind of "peters" out and the middle section of the film is devoted to the lighthearted pursuit of Louis Jourdan by Maggie McNamara. Finally, bringing up the rear, Dorothy McGuire and Clifton Webb share an autumnal passion. It's almost as though for reasons of budget or convenience the film could have been made simultaneously in three large chunks, with the three girls being spotted together only in a few places. (And all the main characters seem to meet only at the very end.)

I have often wondered if Arthur Laurents and Sondheim and Bernstein caught a showing of this 1954 film while working, perhaps, on WEST SIDE STORY? It's funny that two of the girls here are called Maria and Anita. I always expect them to burst into song with a "BOY LIKE THAT" duet.

Jean Peters is so sexy in this movie. She really makes you believe she'd throw away everything respectable to pursue her Latin lover. She is like a real-life D H Lawrence heroine.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Three Coins In the Fountain
This item: Three Coins In the Fountain
Price: $10.15
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Want to discover more products? Check out these pages to see more: us $20 gold coin, dvds in italian