Posted by Claudia Moser on 5:22 PM

When asked which movie you associate with Holiday and Rome you'd probably say ROMAN HOLIDAY with Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck. Such a nice, soft, wonderful movie.

But I did not mean this, I actually saw something else on a obscure channel today, with the following theme:

Three pretty American tourists head to Rome, looking for romance.

What’s this all about?

Well it is a remake of Three Coins in a Fountain movie made in 1954, called not so inspired Coins in a Fountain J

The cast is made out Loni Anderson (who coproduced the remake), Stepfanie Kramer, Shanna Reed. Also appearing is Anthony Newley, reprising the waspish character played in the 1954 version by Clifton Webb.

The initial plot was better:

American girls dream of finding romance in Rome, but there is none for secretaries, Anita tells her replacement at the USDA. But Maria soon meets Prince Dino de Cessi at a party at her boss's home who invites her to fly to Venice in his private plane. Frances, who has been in Rome for 15 years as the secretary of a successful American writer who talks a lot like George Bernard Shaw and is just as elusive as Professor Henry Higgins in "My Fair Lady," tells her at first to say "no" and then decides that together they can handle the man nicknamed the predatory prince. Coins tossed in the Trevi Fountain can indeed work magic.



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