Beth is a young, ambitious New Yorker who is completely unlucky in love. However, on a whirlwind trip to Rome, she impulsively steals some coins from a reputed fountain of love, and is then aggressively pursued by a band of suitors.
Mark Steven Johnson
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Opening card: "1950 was a holy year. Three million pilgrims from every part of the world thronged to Rome, the Eternal City. Our story is about two men who journeyed to Rome that year. One was Father John X. Halligan, a young priest from Coaltown, Pennsylvania, whose mission was a holy one; the other was Joe Brewster, late of Sing Sing, San Quentin, Joliet, and Atlanta, whose mission was not so holy...
If our story has a moral, it's a simple one: God may move in mysterious ways, but He gets there just the same. " See more »
This is a very wry twist on The Prince and The Pauper. Paul Douglas is a gambler who has run afoul of the law and evades serving his time by stealing Priest Van Johnson's identity. This simple plot is worked extremely insightfully and from the heart by Douglas and Johnson. Joseph Calleia adds balance and irreverence as the cynical chief of police. A couple twists you won't see coming coupled with one that you probably will, but will love anyway, makes the whole experience unforgettable and triumphant.
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