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Funny Face (1957)

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DVD Release Date
• R1: Apr 10, 2001
• R2: 3 Sep 2001

Budget $3,000,000

Running Time
1 hour, 43 minutes

Country USA

Studio Paramount

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Other Titles
• Funny Face
• Das Rosarote Mannequin (1957)



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Genre: Romance, Comedy, Musical, Love

Tagline: Presented in a Real New Dimension in Motion Picture Entertainment.

Plot: Splashes of vivid color light the way through Stanley Donen's very modern musical. "Think pink!" commands Miss Prescott, head of Quality Woman fashion magazine, and American women obey--all except Jo (Audrey Hepburn), an intellectual young woman who tries to prevent Miss Prescott from staging a photo shoot in Jo's bookshop. Photographer Dick Avery (Fred Astaire) sees something interesting in Jo's "funny face," and soon he's lured her to Paris to model during the day and discuss philosophy in smoky cafés at night. Modeling Givenchy clothes, Hepburn steals the color in every scene, and her funny face enchants all, including Dick and, unexpectedly, the dark and handsome philosophy master whose theories Jo adores.

The musical numbers are primarily duets--Jo and Dick glide together in each other's arms, Jo and Miss Prescott find unexpected solidarity in womanhood, and Dick and Miss Prescott cavort in the philosopher's salon--but the most engaging scene is when the three come to Paris, plead exhaustion to one another, then secretly race around the city, singing and dancing and reveling in being tourists.

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 Directed by
Stanley Donen
Singin' in the Rain, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Blame It on Rio
 Written by
Leonard Gershe
That's Entertainment, Part II, Butterflies Are Free, Silk Stockings
 Cast
Audrey Hepburn
My Fair Lady, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Roman Holiday
Fred Astaire
The Towering Inferno, Top Hat, On the Beach
Kay Thompson
The Kid from Brooklyn, Eloise at the Plaza, Eloise at Christmastime
Michel Auclair
The Day of the Jackal, Beauty and the Beast, Mariés de l'an II, Les
Robert Flemyng
Shadowlands, Kafka, Battle of Britain
Suzy Parker
The Best of Everything, Kiss Them for Me, Ten North Frederick
[more]
 Music By
Adolph Deutsch
Gone with the Wind, Some Like It Hot, The Maltese Falcon



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