Don't Touch the White Woman!

Don't Touch The White Woman!
Directed by Marco Ferreri
Produced by Jean-Pierre Rassam, Jean Yanne, Alain Sarde, François Rochas
Written by Marco Ferreri, Rafael Azcona
Starring Marcello Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Darry Cowl, Alain Cuny, Ugo Tognazzi, Paolo Villaggio, Franca Bettoia, Monique Chaumette, Francine Custer
Music by Philippe Sarde
Cinematography Étienne Becker
Editing by Ruggero Mastroianni
Distributed by Image Entertainment
Release date(s) 23 January 1974
Running time 110 minutes
Country France
Language French

Don't Touch The White Woman! is a 1974 French-Italian farce, an absurd "Western" set in Paris, directed by Marco Ferreri.[1] Marcello Mastroianni stars as a vain General George Armstrong Custer. Richard Nixon is the American president. Buffalo Bill Cody (Michel Piccoli) is here portrayed as a charlatan media impresario. Ugo Tognazzi gives a fictional portrayal of Mitch Bouyer one of Custer's Native American scouts, who runs a curio shop selling Native artifacts made in sweatshops by white women. Alain Cuny plays Sitting Bull who must defend his people when their homes (apartment buildings) are destroyed by the Union Cavalry. The movie climaxes with the Battle of the Little Bighorn held in a large construction excavation where Les Halles market used to be. The language used to justify the conflict parodies the Vietnam War and the Algerian War.



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