Mahogany (1975)




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An ambitious beauty, rising from a Chicago 'hood, becomes a rich, deliciously decadent international supermodel. But, she soon learns that la dolce vita isn't what it's cracked up to be from the likes of a twitchy bisexual photographer before finding redemption with straight- arrow politician.
Classics , Drama
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Paramount Pictures


Diana Ross
as Tracy
Jean-Pierre Aumont
as Christian Rosetti
Beah Richards
as Florence
Nina Foch
as Miss Evans
Marisa Mell
as Carlotta Gavin
Ira Rogers
as Stalker
Kristine Cameron
as Instructress
Ted Liss
as Sweatshop Foreman
Marvin Corman
as Cab Driver
E. Rodney Jones
as Radio Announcer
Daniel Daniele
as Guiseppe
Jacques Stany
as Auctioneer
Bruce Vilanch
as Designer
Don Howard
as Designer
Albert Rosenberg
as Designer
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Critic Reviews for Mahogany

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (1)

An outrageously bad '70s soaper with Anthony Perkins providing some big unintentional laughs as a psycho fashion photographer.

May 30, 2007

Even a charming last-minute happy ending can't quite redeem all the mess and unidentified dread.

Full Review… | May 1, 2007
Slant Magazine

a perfect companion piece to 'Dreamgirls'... Sitting through it is like flipping through your high school yearbook and laughing out loud at what was once considered stylish or sophisticated.

Full Review… | April 26, 2007
Kalamazoo Gazette

Wow! How far did Diana fall? Great song, though.

December 14, 2006
Nolan's Pop Culture Review

Feminists must have hurled their Earth Shoes at the screen when they saw this dreck.

Full Review… | September 22, 2005

supremely corny but rather enjoyable too

September 18, 2004
Shadows on the Wall

Audience Reviews for Mahogany


I love that song, and the film's first hour is solid enough despite the occasionally risible lines, but then it starts to seem more and more like a cheap soap-opera, with many contrived situations and a lame, awfully sexist conclusion that should make any feminist cringe with disgust.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer


Rather silly and a lot of fun until the hokey finale.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

This movie has a very familiar story, but I think it's good anyway. The actors are good, and it's a good movie, I should watch it again sometime.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

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