Three Coins in the Fountain 04/27/19

Twilight Time

Ah, yes — it’s a hot day in 1954, so what could be better than a cool movie theater projecting beautiful Italian scenery onto an Ee-Nor-Mous CinemaScope screen, and Frank Sinatra warbling an Oscar-winning tune. The simple escapism of Fox’s ‘three girls find love’ epic makes Rome look like a welcoming haven for carefree Americans — the stars park their car anywhere, and admire the fancy fountains without a single competing tourist to bother them: “It’s the favorable exchange rate!”  Dorothy McGuire, Jean Peters and Maggie McNamara star, and their variable-wattage swains are Clifton Webb, Louis Jourdan and Rossano Brazzi. On Blu-ray from Twilight Time.