Fantozzi (also known as White Collar Blues) is a 1975 cult Italian comedy movie. It is the first film in the saga of the unlucky Italian clerk Ugo Fantozzi, played by its creator, Paolo Villaggio. Along with following The Second Tragic Fantozzi, is considered the pinnacle of the series and it shows the involvement of actors who are likely to come into comic episodes: Plinio Fernando, Anna Mazzamauro and Gigi Reder, among others. Fantozzi can be seen in cartoon form, the symbol of the Italian middle class of the 70's, unhappy and frustrated at work and family. The success of this film and the saga that has generated has remained virtually unchanged through the years, contributing to credit Paolo Villaggio as one of the principal authors of comic films and actors of Italian cinema. The film was released on italian cinemas on 27 march 1975. The song of the closing credits, La ballata di Fantozzi , wrote by Leo Benvenuti, Piero De Bernardi and Fabio Frizzi, is sung by Paolo Villaggio.