I can’t believe that I had never seen this classic film, shot entirely on location in Italy, until last week. This movie is always at the top of any list involving movies shot in Italy, therefore it was a shocker that I’d never seen it before! Well, I had to quickly change that by renting it on Netflix! The film I’m speaking about is Three Coins in the Fountain, the 1954 blockbuster!
It’s the story of 3 American secretaries that are sent to Italy to work for an American company…and in the interim, they fall in love!
The story line is simple…the plot is simple…the entire movie is simple…BUT it is amazingly entertaining! It’s sometimes a refreshing experience to watch a happy movie that doesn’t take too much brain power to figure out. It’s simple entertainment and a good way to get whisked away to Italy for a couple of hours, while watching some incredible scenery!
The scenes from Rome and Venice are truly beautiful, and I loved the fashionable clothes worn by the actresses as well…especially that chartreause polka dot dress with the mustard colored belt and sweater worn by Jean Peters in her role as Anita! Can you tell I liked that dress? I would definitely wear it, even in this day!
Great movie! Great scenery! Great fashion! What more do we want in a movie?