Synopsis: 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 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.
Genre: Drama, Western
Production: Atlantis Films
  2 wins & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
95 min

No one cheats a Nicholson

and gets away with it.

You want to keep her in suspense?

No. That's marvelous.

Its fantastic.

Mr. Nicholson wishes

to address us in the hall.

Please come down, milady.

Thank you, Whity.

Mr. Nicholson wishes

to address us in the hall.

Please come down.

Do you know...

what it's all about?

No, sir.

Thanks, Whity.

Is it something important?

Please wait...

till everyone's here.

Well, then...

My physicians have informed me...

that I don't have long to live.

The entire Nicholson estate

will pass,

on my decease,

in equal parts...

to Katherine Nicholson,

ne Stanwyck,

and Frank Nicholson.

Whereby it should be noted that...

a part of Katherine's rights,

yet to be determined,

shall pass to Frank Nicholson...

as soon as he...

enters into wedlock.

In the event of Katherine remarrying,

she shall forfeit her entire share

of the Nicholson estate,

which shall pass to Frank Nicholson.

In return for which,

she will receive

a cash payment of $50,000.

The validity of this last will and

testament shall be dependent...

on the following provisions:

David Nicholson shall,

until the end of his days,

be fed and cared for in this house.


Samuel King,

known as Whity,

and his mother, Marpessa,

shall receive in this house...



and good treatment...

for the rest of their lives.

This will was drawn up

on April 29, 1878.

Ben... Nathaniel...

Richard... Nicholson.

I'm leaving for Chicago tomorrow.

I've got a job as a singer.

The pay's good.

It'd be enough for the two of us...

at least at the beginning.

I'm staying with my family.

I'm fond of them.

All of them.

You've no idea

what that family's really like!

You realize why your father

killed that Mexican?

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Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Rainer Werner Fassbinder (German: [ˈʁaɪ̯nɐ ˈvɛɐ̯nɐ ˈfasˌbɪndɐ]; 31 May 1945 – 10 June 1982) was a West German filmmaker, actor, playwright and theatre director, who was a catalyst of the New German Cinema movement. Although Fassbinder's career lasted less than fifteen years, he was extremely productive. By the time of his death, Fassbinder had completed over forty films, two television series, three short films, four video productions, and twenty-four plays, often acting as well as directing. Fassbinder was also a composer, cameraman, and film editor. Fassbinder died on 10 June 1982 at the age of 37 from a lethal cocktail of cocaine and barbiturates. more…

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