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Funny Face -- Paris, the City of Light, shines even brighter when Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire team up for the only time and bring their luminous starpower to this exquisite musical featuring songs by George and Ira Gershwin.
Funny Face -- Fashion photographer Dick Avery (Fred Astaire), in search for an intellectual backdrop for an air-headed model...
Funny Face -- Clip: You may never know love again
Funny Face -- Clip: Run! Run!
Funny Face -- Clip: Bring her back here...alive!

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Writer:
Leonard Gershe (written by)
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Release Date:
13 February 1957 (USA) See more »
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Presented in a Real New Dimension in Motion Picture Entertainment. See more »
Plot:
An impromptu fashion shoot at a book store brings about a new fashion model discovery in the shop clerk. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Audrey Hepburn ... Jo Stockton

Fred Astaire ... Dick Avery
Kay Thompson ... Maggie Prescott
Michel Auclair ... Prof. Emile Flostre
Robert Flemyng ... Paul Duval
Dovima ... Marion

Suzy Parker ... Specialty Dancer (Think Pink Number)
Sunny Hartnett ... Specialty Dancer (Think Pink Number)
Jean Del Val ... Hairdresser
Virginia Gibson ... Babs
Sue England ... Laura

Ruta Lee ... Lettie
Alex Gerry ... Dovitch
Iphigenie Castiglioni ... Armande
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Geneviève Aumont ... French Actress (uncredited)
Fern Barry ... Southern Wife (uncredited)
Paul Bisciglia ... Photographer (uncredited)
Nesdon Booth ... Southern Man (uncredited)
Nina Borget ... Assistant Hairdresser (uncredited)
Jan Bradley ... Crying Girl (uncredited)
Peter Camlin ... Male Buyer (uncredited)
Jack Chefe ... Frenchman at Flostre's Party (uncredited)
Jerry Chiat ... Man on Head (uncredited)
Gabriel Curtiz ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Albert D'Arno ... Beautician (uncredited)
Marcel De la Brosse ... Seedy Man (uncredited)
George Dee ... Seedy Man (uncredited)
Diane DuBois ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Carole Eastman ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Roger Edens ... Sidewalk Cafe Patron (uncredited)
Franklyn Farnum ... Guest at Duval's Fashion Show (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Woman at Duval's Fashion Show (uncredited)
Louise Glenn ... Junior Editor (uncredited)
Albert Godderis ... Seedy Man (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Guest at Aborted Fashion Show (uncredited)
Heather Hopper ... Junior Editor (uncredited)
Bruce Hoy ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Kenner G. Kemp ... Guest at Aborted Fashion Show (uncredited)
Nancy Kilgas ... Melissa (uncredited)
Donald Lawton ... Airport Clerk (uncredited)
Jerry Lucas ... Bruiser (uncredited)
Harold Miller ... Guest at Aborted Fashion Show (uncredited)
Forbes Murray ... Man at Duval's Fashion Show (uncredited)
Karine Nordman ... French Girl (uncredited)
Elsa Peterson ... Female Buyer (uncredited)
Don Powell ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Cecile Rogers ... Junior Editor (uncredited)
Karen Scott ... Gigi (uncredited)
Elizabeth Slifer ... Madame La Farge (uncredited)
Paul Smith ... Steve (uncredited)
Emilie Stevens ... Assistant Beautician (uncredited)
Baroness Ella Van Heemstra ... Sidewalk Cafe Patron (uncredited)
Marilyn White ... Receptionist (uncredited)
Dorothea Wolbert ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Directed by
Stanley Donen 
 
Writing credits
Leonard Gershe (written by)

Produced by
Roger Edens .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Ray June (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Frank Bracht 
 
Casting by
Gary Fifield (uncredited)
Bill Greenwald (uncredited)
Edward R. Morse (uncredited)
Tony Regan (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
George W. Davis 
Hal Pereira 
 
Set Decoration by
Sam Comer 
Ray Moyer 
 
Costume Design by
Edith Head 
 
Makeup Department
Nellie Manley .... hair style supervisor
Wally Westmore .... makeup supervisor
Dean Cole .... hairdresser (uncredited)
Robert Dawn .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Frank McCoy .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Frank Caffey .... production manager (uncredited)
Harry Caplan .... unit production manager (uncredited)
Curtis Mick .... assistant production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William McGarry .... assistant director
Mecca Graham .... assistant director (uncredited)
Al Mann .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Nat Merman .... second assistant director (uncredited)
John Francis Murphy .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Gary Nelson .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Bob Adams .... stand-by laborer (uncredited)
Joe Cowan .... leadman (uncredited)
Dorothea Holt .... illustrator (uncredited)
Robert McCrellis .... props (uncredited)
Tom Plews .... props (uncredited)
Barnard Schoefelt .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
George Leverett .... sound recordist
Winston H. Leverett .... sound recordist (as Winston Leverett)
Spurgeon Marsh .... sound mixer (uncredited)
Bill Wistrom .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Farciot Edouart .... process photography
John P. Fulton .... special photographic effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bill Avery .... still photographer (uncredited)
Dennis Bartlett .... focus puller (uncredited)
Howard Kelly .... gaffer (uncredited)
Joe Schuster .... best boy (uncredited)
Mike Semenario .... grip (uncredited)
Roger Shearman .... camera operator (uncredited)
Charles Sickler .... company grip (uncredited)
Paul Uhl .... camera technician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Tish Morgan .... secretary to casting director (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Hubert de Givenchy .... wardrobe: Miss Hepburn, Paris
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Dario Piazza .... wardrobe: men (uncredited)
Leah Rhodes .... associate designer (uncredited)
Ruth Stella .... wardrobe: ladies (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Marvin I. Kosberg .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Alexander Courage .... orchestrator
Adolph Deutsch .... conductor
Adolph Deutsch .... music adaptor
Stanley Donen .... song staging
Roger Edens .... composer: additional music
Skip Martin .... orchestrator
Conrad Salinger .... orchestrator
Van Cleave .... orchestrator
Alexander Courage .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Al Mack .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Walter Ruick .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Kay Thompson .... vocal arranger (uncredited)
Van Cleave .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Fred Astaire .... choreographer
Richard Avedon .... main title backgrounds
Richard Avedon .... special visual consultant
Eugene Loring .... choreographer
Richard Mueller .... technicolor color consultant
Ruth Ames .... secretary: Mr. Donen (uncredited)
Françoise Bouchez .... production assistant (uncredited)
Jeanne Coyne .... assistant dance director (uncredited)
Patricia Denise .... assistant dance director (uncredited)
Jack Hirshberg .... publicist (uncredited)
Belva Lannan .... secretary: Mr. Edens (uncredited)
Sam Ledner .... dance coordinator (uncredited)
Dave Robel .... assistant dance director (uncredited)
Dorothy Yutzi .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
103 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System) | Mono

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Trivia:
Much has been written about the crew having to contend with rainy weather in Paris during production. For a comparison of how the film might have looked if the sun hadn't appeared from time to time, compare the "Bonjour, Paris!" number from the film - mostly shot in brilliant sunshine - with alternate footage shot on a rainy day that is featured in the trailer.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: In the darkroom scene, the print is left in the fixer for an insufficient amount of time; an experienced photographer, like Dick Avery is supposed to be, would not make this mistake.See more »
Quotes:
Dick Avery:Let me show you something.
[Serving wine and speaking in a friendly tone]
Dick Avery:Gentlemen: may I take this opportunity to tell you that you look like a mess of worms? And that you not only look like a mess of worms, but you ARE a mess of worms. And I'll bet you've been sitting at this table all these years because if you ever left it you'd be picked up on a vagrancy charge.
Old French men:[Nod and smile in enthusiastic agreement]
Dick Avery:Your defense rests.
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29 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
Enjoyable Enough as Long As It's Not Taken Too Seriously, 3 November 2004
Author: Snow Leopard from Ohio

As long as you do not take the premise or the characters or the plot too seriously, this is an enjoyable movie with an interesting pairing of Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn, plus an excellent supporting performance by Kay Thompson and some good-looking settings and scenery. The musical numbers are pleasant, if rather on the light side. Stanley Donen has the right touch in keeping things together without making the seams show too often.

Hepburn is cast in a somewhat unexpected role, as a drab intellectual store clerk who gets involved with Fred Astaire's (much older) photographer character. Audrey is so charming that's it's very difficult to think of her as a wallflower, and while Astaire is as energetic as ever, there are more than a couple of occasions on which the relationship doesn't really look believable, despite the best efforts of the two stars. The plot isn't supposed to be anything weighty anyway, so perhaps that's the price you have to pay for a rather different pairing.

Kay Thompson provides many of the best moments. Sometimes the satire of trendy philosophy comes off well, at other times it gets a little dull. Not to be forgotten are the colorful and interesting settings and backgrounds, which set off the story and music fairly well. It's sometimes a strange combination, but as lighter entertainment it all works well enough.

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Started great, but then the ENDLESS music numbers began! MiguelMalpica
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Hepburn + Astaire = unhealthy relationship? rambergja
Nefertiti? bcstoneb444
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An American in Paris = 7.6, FF=7.0? cran_kiddo
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