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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.



Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »



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Complete credited cast:
Kay Thompson ...
Robert Flemyng ...
Dovima ...
Specialty Dancer (Think Pink Number)
Sunny Hartnett ...
Specialty Dancer (Think Pink Number)
Virginia Gibson ...
Sue England ...
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:

Ein süßer Fratz  »

Box Office


$3,000,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)|



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The little white car that Dick and Maggie drive to the beatnik club is called a VELAM Isetta. They were made between 1955 and 1958. VELAM (Vehicule Leger a Moteur [light vehicle with motor]) was a French company. The French nicknamed the car the "yoghurt pot" because of its looks. It was also known as the "bubblecar", "rolling egg", "little egg" and even "trouser fly" since you could get into the car from the front. See more »


In the darkroom for the second print a partly covered paper is exposed, but after developing a full format print is taken out of the bath. See more »


Jo Stockton: Take the picture, take the picture!
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How Long Has This Been Going On Instrumental Reprise
Written by George Gershwin
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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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