Bianco, il giallo, il nero, Il
From The Spaghetti Western Database
- Runtime: 111 min
- Release Date: 17.1.75
Also known as
Le blanc, le jaune et le noir (France) | El blanco, el amarillo y el negro (Spain) | Samurai (Canada) | The White, the Yellow, and the Black (U.S.A.) | Stetson - Drei Halunken erster Klasse (Germany) | Dispara primeiro... pergunta depois (Portugal) | O Último Samurai do Oeste (Brazil) | Shoot First... Ask Questions Later
Cast and crew
- Cast: Giuliano Gemma (Blanc de Blanc/Stetson/Swiss), Eli Wallach (Sheriff Edward 'Black Jack' Gideon), Thomas Milian(Sakura), Manuel de Blas (Major Donovan), Jacques Berthier (Kelly Butler), Romano Puppo (Kady), Nazzareno Zamperla (Sergeant Donovan), Edy Biagetti, Hideo Saito (Yamoto/Osaka), France Nuyen (Console Giappones), Lorenzo Robledo, Giovanni Petrucci (as Giovanni Petti), Tito García (brother), Franco Tocci, Cris Huerta (Robinson Grasso), Rafael Albaicàn, Lorenzo Piani, Carla Mancini, Mirta Miller (Redhead saloon girl), Pascual Barrachina, Anne Bataille, Alfonso de la Vega, Beni Deus, Ana Farra, Lisardo Iglesias, Luis Induni, María Isbert (Clementine Gideon), Víctor Israel (prisoner), Ricardo G. Lilló, José Panizo, Fernando San José, Joaquín Solàs, Pietro Torrisi, Dan van Husen (albino), José Villasante, Ernesto Yáñez
- Story: Marcello Coscia, Antonio Troiso
- Screenplay: Mario Amendola, Renee Asseo, Luis G. de Blain, Sergio Corbucci, Santiago Moncada
- Cinematography: Luis Cuadrado [Technicolor, CinemaScope 2,35:1]
- Music: Guido & Maurizio De Angelis
- Songs: "White, Yellow and Black", "Bump" sung by Guido & Maurizio De Angelis (as Dilly Dilly)
- Producer: Solino Norberto
Sheriff Black Jack Gideon (the black) is hired to help retrieve a stolen prized horse which was to be Japan's gift to the President of the United States. Along with him is a wanna-be Samurai, Sakura (the yellow), and a suave outlaw known as Swiss (the white). The three battle Confederate outlaws, Indians and each other to retrieve the stolen horse.
The White, the Yellow, the Black is "a comedy, which reveals according to screenplay and directing the opinion, that the intelligence of the audience is in a downward tendency of alarming dimensions" (Variety). Sergio Corbucci's last western is a rather sad affair, as it is an unworthy end to the SW output of this once brilliant director. The film is mainly an unfunny and often stupid comedy, which here and there shows some of the last glimpses of the director's former style. I wish he hadn't made it.