Funny Face

Funny Face

Audrey Hepburn
Director: Stanley Donen Cast: Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn
, Fred Astaire
Fred Astaire
, Kay Thompson
Kay Thompson
Stanley Donen

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Overview

This filmed version of the 1927 George Gershwin Broadway musical Funny Face utilizes the play's original star, Fred Astaire, and several of the original tunes, then goes merrily off on its own. Astaire is cast as as fashion photographer Dick Avery (a character based on Richard Avedon, the film's "visual consultant"), who is sent out by his female boss Maggie Prescott (Kay Thompson) to find a "new face." It doesn't take Dick long to discover Jo (Audrey Hepburn, who does her own singing), an owlish Greenwich Village bookstore clerk. Acting as Pygmalion to Jo's Galatea, Dick whisks the wide-eyed girl off to Paris and transforms her into the fashion world's hottest model. Along the way, he falls in love with Jo, and works overtime to wean her away from such phony-baloney intellectuals as Professor Emile Flostre (Michel Auclair). The Gershwin tunes include the title song, "S'wonderful," "How Long Has This Been Going On" and "He Loves and She Loves"; among the newer numbers is Kay Thompson's energetic opener "Think Pink." For years available only in washed-out, flat prints, Funny Face was eventually restored to its full Technicolor and VistaVision glory.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/10/2017
UPC: 0032429262646
Original Release: 1957
Rating: NR
Source: Paramount
Sales rank: 2,152

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Audrey Hepburn Jo Stockton
Fred Astaire Dick Avery
Kay Thompson Maggie Prescott
Michel Auclair Prof. Emile Flostre
Robert Flemyng Paul Duval
Virginia Gibson Babs
Suzy Parker Specialty Dancer
Sue England Laura
Sunny Harnett Specialty Dancer
Ruta Lee Lettie
Jean del Val Hairdresser
Alex Gerry Dovitch
Iphigenie Castiglioni Armande
Paul Smith Steve
Elizabeth Slifer Mme. La Farge
Karen Scott Gigi
Don Powell Actor
Emilie Stevens Assistant Dance Director
Karine Nordman French Girl
Cecile Rogers Junior Editor
Jerry Lucas Bruiser
Heather Hopper Actor
Nancy Kilgas Melissa
Donald Lawton Airport Clerk
Elsa Peterson Woman Buyer
Marilyn White Receptionist
Peter Camlin Man Buyer
Jan Bradley Crying Girl
Jack Chefe Frenchman
Jerry Chiat Man on Head
Genevieve Aumont French Actress
Nina Borget Assistant Hairdresser
Fern Barry Southern Wife
Nesdon Booth Southern Man
Albert Godderis Seedy Man
Diane Du Bois Mimi
Dovima Marion
Carole Eastman Actor
Louise Glenn Junior Editor
Claudette Colbert Actor
Gabriel Curtiz Man Next to Hand Stand
Marcel dela Brosse Actor
Albert D'Arno Beautician
George Dee Seedy Man
Adolph Deutsch Conductor

Technical Credits
Stanley Donen Director
Fred Astaire Choreography
Frank Bracht Editor
Sam Comer Set Decoration/Design
Alexander Courage Musical Arrangement
George W. Davis Art Director
Hubert de Givenchy Costumes/Costume Designer
Roger Edens Producer
John P. Fulton Special Effects
Leonard Gershe Screenwriter
Edith Head Costumes/Costume Designer
Ray June Cinematographer
Eugene Loring Choreography
Ray Moyer Set Decoration/Design
Hal Pereira Art Director
Wally Westmore Makeup

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