The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas

A great film for anyone who enjoys a musical.

Movie Truth

Dir: Colin Higgins, 1982


Based upon the hit stage musical, The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas is a chirpy tale of morality and over zealous evangelism.

In Gilbert, Texas resides Miss Mona (Dolly Parton) and her brothel.

Known colloquially as The Chicken Ranch, the brothel has been the focal point for nearly eighty years.

Loved and supported by the whole community, it has played host to guests from miles around.

The sheriff of Gilbert, Ed Earl (Burt Reynolds), keeps peace and is much respected along with his dimwitted deputy, Fred (Jim Nabors)

Earl has been in a relationship with Mona for many a year and turns a blind eye to the legality of such an establishment.

That is, until, television star and watchdog, Melvin P. Thorpe ( Dom DeLuise), presents a live broadcast announcing that a whorehouse is operating in Texas and that it is his duty to get…

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