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The working titles of this film were Hit Me Again, Self-Portrait and Mona Lisa. The play was retitled Funny Face prior to its New York opening on November 22, 1927. Variety, credits Howard Bretherton as the dialogue director. Frank McDonald is credited on screen, however. News items in Hollywood Reporter indicate that Bette Davis, Ricardo Cortez and Lyle Talbot were assigned roles in the film at one time. According to modern sources, Bob Fellows was the assistant director and Genevieve Tobin was director Robert Florey's choice for the lead.