Funny Face

Funny Face

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

Funny Face

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: 10/02/2007
UPC: 0097361308425
Original Release: 1957
Rating: NR
Source: Paramount
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:43:00

Special Features

The fashion designer and his muse; Parisian dreams; Paramount in the '50s - retrospective featurette; Photo gallery; Theatrical trailer

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

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Funny Face
1. Main Titles
2. Think Pink
3. A Woman Who Thinks
4. Empathy
5. How Long Has This Been Going On?
6. The Quality Woman
7. Funny Face
8. Bonjour, Paris!
9. Basal Metabolism
10. Let's Kiss and Make Up
11. Take the Picture!
12. He Loves and She Loves
13. On How to Be Lovely
14. Professor Flaustre
15. Lovers Quarrel
16. Clap Yo' Hands
17. Flaustre
18. The Collection
19. S'Wonderful

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Funny Face 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is so cool.I love it.Audrey hepburn is such a great actress.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you love Audrey Hepburn, then you'll love this movie! I have yet to see a better movie. Audrey Hepburn is awesome!. OH, and Fred Astaire isn't too bad either.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This moive is AWESOME! I am a big fan of Audrey Hepburn and she is wonderful as Jo. Fred Astaire is a absolutley fabulous dancer, and this movie S'Wonderful!! Once you own it you will see what i mean!