Three Coins In the Fountain (1954)

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Jean Negulesco directs Dorothy McGuire, Jean Peters and Maggie McNamara in this Italian set romance where three American secretaries struggle to keep hold of love in Rome. 

A colourful CinemaScope confection that suffers from the fact that only one of the triptych of pairings has any passion or attraction to it. It is diverting and all rather sweet, yet you can’t help but worry the marriage based on companionship between Clifton Webb’s ageing writer and McGuire (excellent here) might have more issues than his health. She’s an unwitting beard if ever I’ve seen one.

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