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Play It Again: Funny Face. By Jess Lomas.

Play It Again is a weekly feature in which classic-film connoisseur Jess Lomas revisits a revered motion picture from the annals of movie history, to see if it holds up … or if it has aged terribly. And yes, it takes its name from a famously misquoted Casablanca line (hey, whatever; it fits!).

We’ve discussed unusual pairings in film before, most notably the considerable age difference between Fred Astaire and Leslie Caron in Daddy Long Legs. Well, Astaire is back at it again in 1957’s Funny Faceopposite Audrey Hepburn, 30 years his junior. Adapted from the Broadway musical of the same name, as well as another musical called Wedding Bells, Stanley Donen (On The Town, Singin’ in the Rain) directs this bold and innovative musical.

When fashion magazine editor Maggie Prescott (Kay Thompson

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