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Funny Face (1957)

Not Rated | | 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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Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete credited cast:
... Jo Stockton
... Dick Avery
Kay Thompson ... Maggie Prescott
... Prof. Emile Flostre
... Paul Duval
Dovima ... Marion
... Specialty Dancer (Think Pink Number)
Sunny Hartnett ... Specialty Dancer (Think Pink Number)
... Hairdresser
... Babs
... Laura
... Lettie
... Dovitch
Iphigenie Castiglioni ... Armande
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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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'S Wonderful! When Audrey and Fred Rock 'n' Roll To Those Gay Gershwin Tunes - From Washington Square to the Champs-Elysee! See more »


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13 February 1957 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ein süßer Fratz  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Audrey Hepburn was offered the lead role in Gigi (1958) but turned it down to make this movie. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Jo Stockton: Take the picture, take the picture!
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Connections

Referenced in Récit de voyage (2005) See more »

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String Quartet no. 3 in B-flat Major, op. 67: II. Andante
(uncredited)
Written by Johannes Brahms
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Still a fun musical
2 April 2000 | by 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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