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Movie Quote of the Day – Three Coins in the Fountain, 1954 (dir. Jean Negulesco)


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John Frederick Shadwell: These girls in love never realize that they should be honestly dishonest instead of being dishonestly honest.

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Oscar Vault Monday – Three Coins In The Fountain, 1954 (dir. Jean Negulesco)


I simply adore this movie. It is Old Hollywood charm at its best. But it also slyly dances around certain taboo subjects (promiscuity, etc.) in quite a remarkable way, though not quite as blatantly as Otto Preminger’s 1953 film The Moon Is Blue (also starring Maggie McNamara). Three Coins In The Fountain contains some truly breathtaking color cinematography by Milton R. Krasner of Italy – and in Cinemascope, too! I would just love to see this film on the big screen. It was nominated for three Academy Awards, winning two: Best Color Cinematography (won), Best Original Song (won) and Best Picture. The other films nominated for Best Picture that year were The Cain Mutiny, The Country Girl, Seven Brides For Seven Brothers and winner On The Waterfront.

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