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Whity (1971)

95 min | Drama, Western

Whity is the mulatto butler of the dysfunctional Nicholson family in the south-west U.S. in 1878. The father, Ben Nicholson, has an attractive young wife, Katherine, and two sons by a previous marriage; the homosexual Frank and the ...See moreWhity is the mulatto butler of the dysfunctional Nicholson family in the south-west U.S. in 1878. The father, Ben Nicholson, has an attractive young wife, Katherine, and two sons by a previous marriage; the homosexual Frank and the disabled 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. Written by Will Gilbert See less
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Ulli Lommel | Peer Raben (as Wilhelm Rabenbauer)
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Jun 2, 1971 (West Germany)

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14 cast members
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Ron Randell
Benjamin Nicholson Benjamin Nicholson   See fewer
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Katrin Schaake
Katherine Nicholson Katherine Nicholson   See fewer
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Harry Baer
Davy Nicholson (as Harry Bär) Davy Nicholson (as Harry Bär)   See fewer
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Ulli Lommel
Frank Nicholson Frank Nicholson   See fewer
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Tomás Martín Blanco
Fake Mexican physician (as Tomas Blanco) Fake Mexican physician (as Tomas Blanco)   See fewer
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Elaine Baker
Marpessa, Whity's mother Marpessa, Whity's mother   See fewer
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Mark Salvage
Sheriff Sheriff   See fewer
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Helga Ballhaus
Judge's wife Judge's wife   See fewer
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Günther Kaufmann
Whity (as Günter Kaufmann) Whity (as Günter Kaufmann)   See fewer
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Peter Berling
The Hefty Bartender (uncredited) The Hefty Bartender (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Saloon guest (uncredited) Saloon guest (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kurt Raab
The Pianist (uncredited) The Pianist (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.6 / 10 | 880 votes