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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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Complete credited cast:
Kay Thompson ...
Michel Auclair ...
Robert Flemyng ...
Dovima ...
Specialty Dancer (Think Pink Number)
Sunny Hartnett ...
Specialty Dancer (Think Pink Number)
Jean Del Val ...
Virginia Gibson ...
Sue England ...
Alex Gerry ...
Iphigenie Castiglioni ...


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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Release Date:

13 February 1957 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cinderela em Paris  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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User Reviews

Love that Audrey!!!!
7 February 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Outstanding. Beautiful. Classic. What a real lady!!!

The photo sequence in Paris has never been topped. Such a 10+ movie, I can just watch it over and over. Those are kind of strange adjectives and comments from me, especially since I'm a Sci-Fi, action, fantasy kind of movie fan.

This makes me wonder, will we ever have another Audrey?? Maybe an actress who is even close? To think that she thought she had: 1. A square face, 2. A big nose and 3. Big feet. That just shows how human and natural she really was..........

What a surprise for me to find this movie. I had never even heard of it untill it came out on DVD. S'Marvelous!!

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