MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 2,844 this week

Who Are You, Polly Magoo? (1966)
"Qui êtes-vous, Polly Maggoo?" (original title)

6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 671 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 18 critic

In this excoriating satire of the fashion industry, Polly Maggoo is a 20-year-old Brooklyn-born fashion model in Paris, on the runway at the big shows where magazine editor Ms. Maxwell is ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

(screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Family Entertainment Guide

Check out IMDb's comprehensive Family Entertainment Guide for recommendations for movies and TV series for every age and every viewing platform.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 25 titles
created 07 Apr 2011
 
a list of 45 titles
created 10 Jul 2013
 
a list of 40 titles
created 02 Mar 2014
 
a list of 36 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 32 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Who Are You, Polly Magoo? (1966)

Who Are You, Polly Magoo? (1966) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Who Are You, Polly Magoo?.
1 win. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

He's the greatest fighter of all time. A sports icon that is loved throughout the world. A man driven by his ambition to be the best. Muhammad Ali is a name that to this day puts fear in ... See full summary »

Director: William Klein
Stars: Muhammad Ali, Sonny Liston, Angelo Dundee
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A look at the life and work of the influential fashion editor of Harpers Bazaar, Diana Vreeland.

Directors: Lisa Immordino Vreeland, Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Diana Vreeland, Richard Avedon, David Bailey
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

There are two parts to this film: sequences of life in the fishing village of La Pointe Courte (a government inspector's visit, the death of a child) alternate with others following a ... See full summary »

Director: Agnès Varda
Stars: Philippe Noiret, Silvia Monfort
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Director: William Klein
Stars: Daniel Cohn-Bendit, Renaud, Alain Resnais
Messiah (1999)
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: William Klein
Stars: Charlotte Hellekant, Lynne Dawson, Nicole Heaston
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A convict fresh out of prison, with a handicapped sister, is coerced by a wealthy mob boss into organizing an armored racetrack car heist.

Director: Takumi Furukawa
Stars: Jô Shishido, Chieko Matsubara, Tamio Kawachi
Warrendale (1967)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Chronicles 7-weeks in the lives of 12 emotionally disturbed children and their therapist's experimental method of treatment at the Toronto-area Warrendale facility.

Director: Allan King
Stars: Martin Fischer
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Delphine and Solange are two sisters living in Rochefort. Delphine is a dancing teacher and Solange composes and teaches the piano. Maxence is a poet and a painter. He is doing his military... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Demy
Stars: Catherine Deneuve, George Chakiris, Françoise Dorléac
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: William Klein
Stars: Muhammad Ali
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Director: William Klein
Stars: William Klein, Azzedine Alaïa, Anémone
Letters Home (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Director: Chantal Akerman
Stars: Coralie Seyrig, Delphine Seyrig
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dorothy McGowan ...
Polly Maggoo (as Dorothy MacGowan)
...
Grégoire Pecque
Sami Frey ...
Le prince Igor / The Prince
...
Miss Maxwell
...
Jean-Jacques Georges, le journaliste / Reporter
Alice Sapritch ...
La reine-mère / The Queen Mother
...
(as Arrabal)
Guy d'Avout
Roger Constant
Francis Dumoulin
Luce Fabiole
Isabelle Garçon
Violette Leduc
Michèle Loubet
Marie Marc
Edit

Storyline

In this excoriating satire of the fashion industry, Polly Maggoo is a 20-year-old Brooklyn-born fashion model in Paris, on the runway at the big shows where magazine editor Ms. Maxwell is the reigning opinion maker. The ridiculous passes for sublime. Polly becomes the subject of an episode of a vapid TV news documentary series called "Qui êtes-vous?" and is pursued by the filmmaker and by the prince of Borodine, a small country in the Soviet bloc. We watch as the documentary is shot, we await Polly's arrival in the principality, we observe a lunch in the suburbs, and we learn of her childhood. Is there more to Polly than her pretty face? Is anything below the surface? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

21 October 1966 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Ki vagy te, Polly Maggoo?  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel (2011) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Better sources of information available....we have seen this before...
14 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Perhaps, to be fair, I should re-watch the film, but at this point although it was a decent satire, there are so many more informative and entertaining films and books on this subject.

The film has some interesting scenes, and references to the emptiness and transitory nature of the profession as we see the documentary filmed on the streets of London. Grayson Hall ("Night of the Iguana")has an interesting cameo.

Overall, it seems the modeling industry is too complex, and variegated to be successfully depicted on film. Films such as "Unzipped" and "Seamless" touch on the subject. Television shows such as Darren Star's "Models Inc." can only graze the surface of a very moneyed and unpredictable business.

If you are truly interested in an expose on the modeling industry, you may want to read "Model" by Michael Gross, senior writer at Esquire and former fashion columnist for the New York Times. Former high fashion model Marie Helvin has also written "Catwalk", which proves very informative on this subject as well.


0 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
March 2008 mpneoa21
Coming soon on region 2 marko-9
on DVD-R cloudt
Airing in U.S. on Sundance in September 2007 reporterdan66
Airing on Sundance Sept. 26th 2008 fluffhead34
Discuss Who Are You, Polly Magoo? (1966) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?