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Film / The White The Yellow The Black

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A 1975 Spaghetti Western comedy directed by Sergio Corbucci that has three men (Giuliano Gemma, Eli Wallach, and Tomas Milian) attempting to retrieve a horse after it is stolen.

The movie also stars Manuel De Blas, Jacques Berthier, Romano Puppo, Nazareno Zamperla, Cris Huerta, and Gary Wilson.

It was released on January 17, 1975.

Tropes for the film:

  • Butt-Monkey: Sheriff Edward Gideon. He has to put up with a crafty Swiss-Italian outlaw and an [[Ethnic Scrappy annoying impersonator... and that's the start of his troubles.
  • Disguised in Drag: All three of the main characters do this to rescue a village's women. Their cover is blown when the thugs tear off Black Jack's small veil covering his mustache, and a fight ensues.
  • Freudian Trio:
    • Id: Blanc "Swiss" LeBlanc, the Lovable Rogue outlaw.
    • Superego: Sheriff Edward "Black Jack" Gideon, who is stern and inflexible.
    • Ego: Sakura, the mild mannered, easily impressionable servant.
  • Tagline: "You'll Laugh Your Saddle Off!".
  • Third-Person Person: Swiss "The White" and Sakura "The Yellow" both frequently refer to themselves this way. Swiss does it to express himself as an egotistical bandit, and Sakura is a racial caricature who expresses his servitude in this manner.