Mahogany (1975) - Rotten Tomatoes


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.


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
Jacques Stany
as Auctioneer
Bruce Vilanch
as Designer
Don Howard
as Designer
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Critic Reviews for Mahogany

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (4)

With fashion and a passionate love story as a backdrop to a wonderfully acted narrative, Mahogany is simply fabulous.

September 8, 2017 | Full Review…

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

May 1, 2007 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Mahogany is a big, lush, messy soap opera, so ambivalent about its heroine that we can't even be sure the ending's supposed to be happy.

October 23, 2004 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

If one wants to see Diana "do her thing," go see Mahogany.

December 13, 2021 | Full Review…

...slick, wonderfully vapid studio confection of the kind that used to be fodder for Joan Crawford and Bette Davis, Mahogany isn't a good/bad movie, it's a great bad movie...

February 19, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

[Ross's] strong, witty, determined character is so real that her sudden about-face in the last few minutes does not ring true... [It's] as if the director or writer couldn't stand the thought of her being rich, successful, and happy,

April 27, 2020 | Full Review…

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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