Funny Face (1957)




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Movie Info

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 … More

Rating: G
Genre: Drama, Romance, Musical & Performing Arts, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Leonard Gershe
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 10, 2001
Paramount Pictures


as Jo Stockton

as Dick Avery

as Maggie Prescott

as Paul Duval

as Marion

as Specialty Dancer

as Specialty Dancer

as Lettie

as Dovitch

as Hairdresser

as Beautician

as Assistant Hairdresse...

as Specialty Dancer

as Receptionist

as Receptionist

as Junior Editor

as Junior Editor

as Junior Editor

as Melissa

as Assistant Dance Dire...

as Man Next to Hand Sta...

as Mme. La Farge

as Airport Clerk

as French Girl

as French Actress

as Southern Man

as Seedy Man

as Seedy Man

as Bruiser

as Frenchman

as Specialty Dancer

as Crying Girl

as Man on Head

as Southern Wife

as Prof. Emile Flostre
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Critic Reviews for Funny Face

All Critics (35) | Top Critics (5)

Sensation trumps cogitation-unsurprising in a Hollywood production-which doesn't negate the enduring allure of this beautiful bauble.

Full Review… | June 26, 2012
Time Out
Top Critic

...can clunk like a tin can in the dryer. But hey, we're talking Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire, so that's some mighty elegant slack we're willing to cut here.

Full Review… | February 2, 2009
Top Critic

Funny Face...teams Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn in a delightfully balmy romance.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

What is startling here is the eye-popping colour, the self-reflexive photography and visual effects, the dance sequences (Fred Astaire with his umbrella), and the witty and ingenious use of the Paris locations.

Full Review… | February 28, 2014

If you're prepared to do a bit of revisionist thinking, it all makes sense.

Full Review… | February 28, 2014
This is London

Astaire could still dance up a storm, no doubt about it, and this has its moments.

Full Review… | February 27, 2014

Audience Reviews for Funny Face

I love Audrey Hepburn. I like Fred Astaire. I like director Stanley Donen. I love musicals. I hate "Funny Face." Watching "Funny Face" was like overdosing on sugar. You might be like, 'Steven? How can you hate "Funny Face" and like something like "High School Musical?"' Well, my answer is easy. With a movie like "High School Musical" the songs are helping tell the story and let you connect to the narrative and the characters. (Um, like ANY good musical) The songs in "Funny Face" have so little to do with the overall arc that when they happen (and they happen about every 5 minutes) the entire film has to stop. "Funny Face" seems like it runs 3 hours. Sure, Hepburn and Astaire are likable, like always, but they are really sticking to their wheelhouse here. There is nothing new and everything else is so schmaltzy that it renders the entire thing pat. "Funny Face" is just too silly, too tiresome and too meandering for me to actually enjoy.

Steven Carrier

Super Reviewer

Audrey Hepburn can't sing for crap (dubbed) but that beatnik dance scene stays with you forever, and the chemistry between her and Astaire makes this a classic.

Spencer S.

Super Reviewer


Great dancing and some iconic songs but not the highlight of either of the two lead's careers. Full review later.

Thomas Bowler

Super Reviewer

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