Three Coins in the Fountain (1954)
A US penny is mentioned, also a familiar pose
The 1954 Twentieth Century Fox film "Three Coins in the Fountain" doesn't actually show any coins
but the title makes it interesting.
The story involves throwing coins into Rome's Trevi Fountain and wishing to return to Rome.
The movie was filmed there and was a big hit at the time.
Early in the film, the three girls visit the Trevi Fountain.
The girls discuss the legend and describe throwing "pennies" into the fountain.
as she is "leaving Rome".
The film ends happily as all three girls find love.
2. Rome traffic circle with few cars in 1954
3. The famous Trevi Fountain, the fountain of the film title
4. The girls drive up to the Trevi Fountain
5. Frances and Maria at the fountain
6. Maria and Anita at the fountain
7. The three girls, Anita, Maria, and Frances
The three girls in this scene may be posed similar to the reverse of this ancient Roman coin:
8. Caligula Three Sisters coin copy
This is a copy of a Roman coin of Caligula based on Roman Imperial Coins (RIC) Caligula 33.
The sisters of Caligula are standing and bearing the attributes of various goddesses.
9. Maggie gets ready to throw a "penny" into the fountain
The coin appears to be light colored, silver or aluminum, a different color and larger than a US cent.
10. The film ends with all three girls meeting their lovers at the fountain
Dorothy McGuire as Miss Frances
Jean Peters as Anita Hutchins
Maggie McNamara as Maria Williams
Clifton Webb as John Frederick Shadwell
Louis Jourdan as Prince Dino di Cessi
Rossano Brazzi as Georgio Bianchi
Writers: John Patrick, John H. Secondari (novel)