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Don't Touch the White Woman! (1974)

Touche pas à la femme blanche (original title)
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.

Director:

Marco Ferreri
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 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 Laurente Vedres ... (as Vedres et Boutang)
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Storyline

Director Mario Fererri reenacts the events leading up to the Battle of the Little Big Horn in this wild, highly stylized surreal farce set in and around a gaping excavation for a huge urban renewal project in 1974 Paris. The anachronistic backdrop highlights the incongruity of the broad comic characterizations of real life figures George Armstrong Custer, Sitting Bull, and Buffalo Bill. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Genres:

Comedy | Western

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

23 January 1974 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Don't Touch the White Woman! See more »

Filming Locations:

Les Halles, Paris, France

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Quotes

The Anthropologist: [Watching the general comb his hair while eating potato chips] You have magnificent hair, General.
George A. Custer: Yes, it impresses the Indians.
[Holding up his comb]
George A. Custer: Now you understand why this is important.
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Connections

Edited into Marcello, una vita dolce (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

If You Love Georgeann
Music by Philippe Sarde
Lyrics by Anne Lonnberg
Performed by Bob Martin
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Surreal and interesting look at how another country sees us
23 August 2001 | by Vigilante-407See all my reviews

Don't Touch the White Woman is a very strange and surreal film for the average person...it basically tells the story of General George Custer's defeat at Little Big Horn. It tells it as a semi-costume period piece in the midst of modern Paris, though...centered on a large construction site.

Mastrianni is wonderful as Custer, and Deneuve is great as always, but I think Ugo Tognazzi steals the show as the Indian scout...this is such a shocking role for all those who only know the actor through La Cage Aux Folles.


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