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
Don't Touch The White Woman! is a 1974 French-Italian farce, an absurd "Western" set in Paris, directed by Marco Ferreri. 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.
- Catherine Deneuve - Marie-Hélène de Boismonfrais
- Marcello Mastroianni - George A. Custer
- Michel Piccoli - Buffalo Bill
- Philippe Noiret - Gen. Terry
- Ugo Tognazzi - Mitch
- Alain Cuny - Sitting Bull
- Serge Reggiani - The Mad Indian
- Darry Cowl - Major Archibald
- Monique Chaumette - Sister Lucie
- Daniele Dublino - Daughter
- Henri Piccoli - Sitting Bull's Father
- Franca Bettoia - Rayon de Lune (as Franca Bettoja)
- Paolo Villaggio - The CIA agent
- Franco Fabrizi - Tom (as Franco Fabrizzi)
- Laurente Vedres - (as Vedres et Boutang)
- ^ "NY Times: Don't Touch the White Woman!". NY Times.com. http://movies.nytimes.com/movie/89789/Don-t-Touch-the-White-Woman-/details. Retrieved 2009-03-28.
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