Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical, Romance
An impromptu fashion shoot at a book store brings about a new fashion model discovery in the shop clerk.
The plot of this movie is actually that of Leonard Gershe's unsuccessful Broadway musical "Wedding Bells" - apparently the studio bought the rights to the title just so they could use the song. The original plot of the musical was scrapped, and Gershwin songs from other musicals replaced several numbers originally written by Gershe himself for "Wedding Bells". These numbers were tweaked so that they could fit into the main storyline, and one of them - of course - was "Funny Face". The studio may have felt that the original plot of "Funny Face" could not be properly adapted into a movie as it was an "ensemble" musical with people dropping out and parts changing all the time.
Why did you do that?
Dick Avery: Empathy. I put myself in your place and I felt that you wanted to be kissed.
Jo Stockton: I'm afraid you put yourself in the WRONG place. I have no desire to be kissed, by you or anyone else.
At the beatnik club, the guitarist/singer's fingers don't always match the notes and strummed chords heard.
Kay Thompson is shown singing "do some window shopping in the Rue de la Paix" in pouring rain, carrying an open umbrella. The version shown in the final film was shot in brilliant sunshine with the umbrella left closed!
£11,294 (UK) (2 March 2014)
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