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Funny Face (1957)

Unrated  |   |  Comedy, Musical, Romance  |  13 February 1957 (USA)
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An impromptu fashion shoot at a book store brings about a new fashion model discovery in the shop clerk.

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Fashion photographer Dick Avery, in search for an intellectual backdrop for an air-headed model, expropriates a Greenwich Village bookstore. When the photo session is over the store is left in a shambles, much to salesgirl Jo Stockton's dismay. Avery stays behind to help her clean up. Later, he examines the photos taken there and sees Jo in the background of one shot. He is intrigued by her unique appearance, as is Maggie Prescott, the editor of a leading fashion magazine. They offer Jo a modeling contract, which she reluctantly accepts only because it includes a trip to Paris. Eventually, her snobbish attitude toward the job softens, and Jo begins to enjoy the work and the company of her handsome photographer. Written by alfiehitchie

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Cinderela em Paris  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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The term 'Empathicalism' is mistranslated as 'Enfaticalismo' ('Emphathicalism') in the Spanish (Spain) dubbed version of the film, making the connection between 'empathy' and the name of invented philosophy completely absurd when it gets explained during the movie. See more »

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When Dick leaves the first meeting with Duval to fetch Jo from the café, he says he will have her there at 10 o'clock the next morning. He later tells Jo that she needs to be there at 10:30, which would make her late twice in a row. See more »

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Maggie Prescott: The Quality Woman must have grace, elegance and pizazz.
Dick Avery: Every girl on every page of Quality has grace, elegance, and pizazz. Now, what's wrong with bringing out a girl who has character, spirit, and intelligence?
Dovitch: That certainly would be novel in a fashion magazine.
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Still a fun musical
2 April 2000 | by (Cleveland, Ohio) – See all my reviews

"Funny Face" was great fun during its first runs and is still a most enjoyable musical. A top notch cast headed by Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire make this a winner. Kaye Thompson is on hand for songs, dances and laughs, and George Gershwin's score sparkles. Filmed in part on location in Paris, "Funny Face" beautifully conveys its story of romance with elegance and charm. Smart fashion costumes, photography and choreography combine to make this a hit.


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