Don't Touch the White Woman!

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Don't Touch the White Woman!
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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
Michel Piccoli
Philippe Noiret
Paolo Villaggio
Franca Bettoia
Monique Chaumette
Francine Custer
Music by Philippe Sarde
Cinematography Étienne Becker
Edited by Ruggero Mastroianni
Distributed by Image Entertainment
Release date
23 January 1974
Running time
110 minutes
Country France
Italy
Language French
Box office $1,402,866[1]

Don't Touch the White Woman! is a 1974 French-Italian farce, an absurdist Western set in Paris, directed by Marco Ferreri.[2]

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A fictionalized version of Custer's Last Stand set at a real Paris, France building site. Marcello Mastroianni stars as General George Armstrong Custer. Buffalo Bill Cody (Michel Piccoli) portrays a charlatan media impresario. Ugo Tognazzi gives a fictional portrayal of Mitch Bouyer one of Custer's Native American scouts, who runs a selling Native artifacts made in sweatshops by white women. Alain Cuny plays Sitting Bull who must defend his people when their apartment building homes are destroyed by the Union Cavalry. The film climaxes with the Battle of the Little Bighorn held in a large construction excavation where Les Halles market once was.

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