Whity (1971)

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"Whity" is the mulatto butler of the dysfunctional Nicholson family in the American southwest in 1878. The father, Ben Nicholson, has an attractive young wife Katherine, and two sons by a previous marriage; the homosexual Frank, and the retarded Davy. Whity tries to carry out all their orders, however demeaning, until various of the family members ask him to kill some of the others.

Rotten Tomatoes: Fresh 100% / Audience 62%

Rated Unrated,  1 hr 42 mins

GENRES
Drama • Western
DIRECTION
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
CAST
Günther Kaufmann  •  Ulli Lommel  •  Harry Baer  •  Hanna Schygulla

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CAST & CHARACTERS
Günther Kaufmann Whity
Ulli Lommel Frank Nicholson
Harry Baer Davy Nicholson
Hanna Schygulla Hanna
Ron Randell Benjamin Nicholson
Helga Ballhaus Judge's wife
Katrin Schaake Katherine Nicholson
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Peter Berling
Kurt Raab