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23 January 1974 (France) See more »
A highly stylized surreal farce about the events leading up to Custer's Last Stand anachronistically reenacted in an urban renewal area in modern Paris. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

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 ... Government Official
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)
Pierre-André Boutang (as Vedres et Boutang)
Francine Custer ... Hermione Terry
Solange Koch
Jeff Zimmerman (as Jeff Zimmerman)
L'Automate Mr. John
Noël Simsolo
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gianmarco Tognazzi ... Figlio di Mitch e Raggio di Luna

Marco Ferreri ... The reporter (uncredited)

Directed by
Marco Ferreri 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Rafael Azcona 
Marco Ferreri 

Produced by
Michel Piccoli .... producer
Jean-Pierre Rassam .... producer
François Rochas .... associate producer
Alain Sarde .... associate producer
Jean Yanne .... producer
Original Music by
Philippe Sarde 
Cinematography by
Étienne Becker 
Film Editing by
Ruggero Mastroianni 
Casting by
Henri Laurent 
Costume Design by
Lina Nerli Taviani 
Makeup Department
Iolanda Angelucci .... hair stylist (as Jole Angelucci)
Jean-Marie Dor .... hair stylist
Louis Dor .... makeup artist
Alain Folgoas .... makeup artist
Alfonso Gola .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Alfredo Gallo .... assistant unit manager
Roberto Giussani .... production manager
Patrick Zeyen .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bernard Grenet .... first assistant director
David Lasseron .... second assistant director (as Jean-David Lasseron)
François Lavigne .... second assistant director (as François Lavigne Delville)
Ève Vercel .... second assistant director
Art Department
Jean-Claude Dolbert .... props
Sound Department
Jean Nény .... musical sound engineer (as Jean Neny)
Henri Roux .... sound engineer (as Henry Antoine Roux)
Jean-Pierre Triou .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Gino De Rossi .... special effects
Augusto Salvati .... special effects
André-Paul Trielly .... special effects
André Cagnard .... stunt coordinator
Dan Vieru .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Jean-Marie Chevron .... second assistant camera
Claude Lichtenberg .... first assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Paulette Dolbert .... wardrobe
Renato Ventura .... costume assistant
Angela Vinci .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Gina Pignier .... assistant editor
Monique Prim .... assistant editor
Amedeo Salfa .... assistant editor
Music Department
Hubert Rostaing .... orchestrator
Other crew
Françoise Cossery .... location manager
Jean-François Demange .... military advisor (as Jeff Demange)
Ida Fassio .... production secretary
Paul Jeanjean .... equestrian advisor
Laurence Lemaire-Bazi .... script supervisor (as Laurence Lemarie)
Josette Oberson .... administrator

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Also Known As:
"Touche pas à la femme blanche" - France (original title)
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108 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
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George A. Custer:Whoever dies for the country hasn't lived in vain. I, on the contrary, will live for the country because I'm not that stupid.See more »
Movie Connections:
Edited into Marcello, una vita dolce (2006)See more »
So Soft and So SweetSee more »


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Dated attempt to screwer French & American Capitalism and Manifest Destiny, 13 April 2013
Author: PKazee from New York

1974's DON'T TOUCH THE WHITE WOMAN! is an an odd, farcical critique of Capitalism and Manifest Destiny setting General Custer's Battle of the Little Bighorn in the early'70's with Richard Nixon as President, and a large, controversial, construction pit in Paris, France filling in for the site of the famed Montana massacre. The location of the pit, known as Les Halles, had been Paris's central wholesale marketplace for nearly 800 years before being razed to make way of a multi-tiered commercial business center/modern shopping mall, and - particularly important to the City's growth - a central railroad hub (something that it's helpful to know in order to fully "get" an allegory in the film regarding the need to displace or eliminate the local Natives in order to make way for the railroad). Additional contemporary political commentary surfaces when justifications given for taking action against the Natives, parallel those used by the French against the Algerians, and by both the French and Americans in Vietnam. If all this makes the movie sound thoughtful or fascinating, I am sorry to report that it is neither, the most interesting aspects being the broad performances by an all-star cast led by Catherine Deneuve (Madame Boismonfrais; trans. Freshwood?), Marcello Mastroianni (Gen. Custer), Michel Piccoli (Buffalo Bill), Philippe Noiret (Gen. Terry) and La Cage aux Folles co-star, Ugo Tognazzi as Custer's famed Indian Scout, Mitch Bouyer, portrayed here as a duplicitous chameleon playing both sides, while selling "Indian artifacts" to tourists that are actually made by white women in sweatshop conditions.

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