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Directed by Stanley Donen

United States 1957 103 mins. In English

Director Stanley Donen’s most-beloved movie (after Singin’ in the Rain, of course!), Funny Face is a Manhattan-set musical comedy that takes place in the milieu of a fashion industry devoid of ideas. Fred Astaire plays couture photog Dick Avery, on the prowl for the latest-and-greatest, who discovers bookish Jo Stockton (an unforgettable Audrey Hepburn), a bespectacled clerk at the hilariously monikered Greenwich Village bookstore Embryo Concepts. Ostensibly there for the darkly ominous atmosphere, Dick sees in Jo star potential—setting off a series of fortunate events, the two conquering the world of fashion and, naturally, falling in love.