Tracy, an aspiring designer from the slums of Chicago puts herself through fashion school in the hopes of becoming one of the world's top designers. Her ambition leads her to Rome spurring ... See full summary »

Directors:

Berry Gordy, Tony Richardson (uncredited) | 1 more credit »

Writers:

John Byrum (screenplay), Toni Amber (story)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Diana Ross ... Tracy
Billy Dee Williams ... Brian
Anthony Perkins ... Sean
Jean-Pierre Aumont ... Christian Rosetti
Beah Richards ... Florence
Nina Foch ... Miss Evans
Marisa Mell ... Carlotta Gavina
Lenard Norris Lenard Norris ... Wil
Jerome Arnold Jerome Arnold ... Campaign Worker
Pemon Rami Pemon Rami ... Campaign Worker
Obelo Obelo ... Campaign Worker
Ira Rogers Ira Rogers ... Stalker
Kristine Cameron Kristine Cameron ... Instructress
Ted Liss Ted Liss ... Sweatshop Foreman
Bruce Vilanch ... Dress Manufacturer
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Storyline

Tracy, an aspiring designer from the slums of Chicago puts herself through fashion school in the hopes of becoming one of the world's top designers. Her ambition leads her to Rome spurring a choice between the man she loves or her newfound success. Written by Renee Ann Byrd <byrdie@wyrdbyrd.org>

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Success is nothing without someone you love to share it with See more »

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Drama | Romance

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PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

First movie to use Paramount's "Blue Mountain" logo, which was used until December 1986. See more »

Goofs

During the scene where Brian is visiting Tracy in Rome, he mistakenly calls her, "Tracy James." See more »

Quotes

Sean: My saints are a camera and a gun. They're both fiercely truthful.
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Connections

Featured in Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever (1983) See more »

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Devil in the Bottle
Written by B. David
Performed by T.G. Shepard
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Not As Bad As The Wiz
26 May 2003 | by SargebriSee all my reviews

This film is another vanity piece for the ultimate diva Diana Ross. This film is also a classic example of Berry Gordy's failed attempts to make Motown more than what it was, and that was one of the most influetial record companies in history. Gordy even went as far as to direct this film with mixed results. This is nothing but pure melodrama and Diana Ross overracts throughout the whole film. Only Billy Dee Williams and Jean-Pierre Aumont manage to do credible performances as the two men who love Ross' character and Anthony Perkins is at his creepy best as the psychotic photographer. Unfortunately, Diana Ross is wasted in this role, which tends to prove that she had only one good performance in her and, unfortunately, it was in her debut, Lady Sings the Blues.


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Release Date:

March 1976 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Mahogany See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$5,000,000
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2.35 : 1
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