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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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Trivia

The Audrey Hepburn character was inspired by Suzy Parker, who made a fashionable cameo appearance in the film (her first film) in the "Think Pink" sequence. See more »

Goofs

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

Jo Stockton: Take the picture, take the picture!
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Referenced in La La Land (2016) See more »

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Marche Funèbre
Words and Music by Roger Edens (1957)
Sung in French by unidentified singer
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that age-gap romance
4 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

This snappy musical teams an ageing Fred Astaire with the young and lively Audrey Hepburn, puts them in Paris with a lovely Gershwin score, and piles on the slush to create romantic confection that really is irresistible.

Audrey is at her best here, whether singing (in her own voice) ‘How Long Has This Been Going On?', dancing wildly around a café, or looking like a mannequin in the fabulous frocks. Kay Thompson is on hand too, with her own fabulous number, ‘Think Pink' about the trials and tribulations of being a fashion magazine editor.

It probably works best with the misty filters and the dreamy sequences, though. And Audrey is serenaded by Fred dancing beneath her window, like the dashing prince who comes to rescue Rapunzel. Musical corn perhaps, but addictive nonetheless.


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