Don't Touch The White Woman!

Infobox Film
name = Don't Touch The White Woman!


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director = Marco Ferreri
producer = Jean-Pierre Rassam, Jean Yanne, Alain Sarde, François Rochas
writer = Rafael Azcona, Marco Ferreri
starring = Marcello Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Darry Cowl, Alain Cuny, Ugo Tognazzi, Paolo Villaggio, Franca Bettoia, Monique Chaumette, Francine Custer
music = Philippe Sarde
cinematography = Étienne Becker
editing = Ruggero Mastroianni
distributor = Image Entertainment
released = January 23, 1974
runtime = 110 min. (approx.)
country = France Italy
language = French
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amg_id = 1:89789
imdb_id = 0072305

"Don't Touch The White Woman!" is a 1974 French/Itallian farce, an absurd "Western" set in Paris, with Marcello Mastroianni 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 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.

ee also

*Mr. Freedom
*Blazing Saddles
*Revisionist Western
*Cultural depictions of George Armstrong Custer


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