Part of Weekend Classics: Stanley Donen.
Dispatched on an assignment, New York City-based fashion photographer Dick Avery (Fred Astaire) is struck by the beauty of Jo Stockton (Audrey Hepburn), a shy bookstore employee he's photographed by accident, who he believes has the potential to become a successful model. He gets Jo to go with him to France, where he snaps more pictures of her against iconic Parisian backdrops. In the process, they fall for one another, only to find hurdles in their way.
The Gershwin tunes include the title song, "S'wonderful,” "How Long Has This Been Going On" and "He Loves and She Loves"; among the newer numbers is Kay Thompson's energetic opener "Think Pink.”
“A timeless musical treat and the most fun you can have with really elegant clothes on.” —David Parkinson, Empire “…It is reasonable to reckon that you won't see a prettier musical film—or one more extraordinarily stylish—during the balance of this year. If you do you may count yourself fortunate, for this is a picture with class in every considerable department on which this sort of picture depends.” —Bosley Crowther, New York Times (March 1957)