Oscar Movies: Three Coins in the Fountain (1954)

Fox

Oscar Nominations: 3

Picture, produced by Sol C. Siegel
Cinematography (Color): Milton Krasner
Song: Three Coins in the Fountain,” by Jule Styne, lyrics by Sammy Cahn

Oscar Awards: 2

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Song

Oscar Context

In 1954, “Three Coins in the Fountain” competed for the Best Picture Oscar with the court drama, “The Caine Mutiny,” the screen version of the play, “The Country Girl,” the musical “Seven Brides for Seven Sisters,” and the drama “On the Waterfront,” which deservedly swept most of the awards.

While “Cain Mutiny” earned Bogart his third and last nomination, it didn't win any award. The other nominees received one or two Oscars. The most controversial one was the Best Actress to Grace Kelly, a favorite of the industry, who made several movies that year, including the Hitchcock classic, “Rear Window.” Nonetheless, the feeling was that Judy Garland should have won the award for what's considered her most accomplished dramatic performance in George Cukor's masterpiece, “A Star Is Born,” the second screen version of the often-told Hollywood tale.