The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas


Action / Comedy / Musical

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 56%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 69%
IMDb Rating 5.8 10 8415


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Burt Reynolds as Sheriff
Dolly Parton as Mona Stangley
Barry Corbin as C.J.
Charles Durning as Governor
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840.51 MB
23.976 fps
1hr 54 min
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1hr 54 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by TownRootGuy 8 / 10

No surprise Texans know how to do ranchin' right!

If you have problems sitting because there's a giant stick up your butt, you probably won't like this movie. Otherwise, it should have something to appeal to just about everybody else.

It has good eye candy, good naked eye candy, an amazing cast, great tunes AND there is definitely some dirty humor going on.

This is a must see for all but the most uptight. It's a great flick and I can watch it every 2 - 3 years.

Reviewed by Benedito Dias Rodrigues 6 / 10

The Whorehouse that pay taxes...come on!!

Here you have two situation completely different to judge,one hand you have the movie other hand you have a proper Whorehouse called Chiken Ranch which actually existed in the past and and we knows how it worked in those days....but let's forget the past and talk about the movie...even having a fine musical numbers with beauty and sexiest girls and a fine performance of Dom DeLouise as sensationalist guy who play dirty to get high audience to your TV show and also the main cast Reynold and Parton has a good performance,despite this the end is very a single revenge to hypocrite Melvin who end up winning the glory...however the movie is really funny...but claimed that the Whorehouse pay taxes is too much!!


First watch: 1988 / How many: 3 / Source: TV-DVD / Rating: 6.75

Reviewed by dglink 9 / 10

Despite the Title, There's Nothing Dirty Going On

Colorful, tuneful, lively, and, above all, good-natured, "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" delivers. While certainly not as good as it could have been, director Colin Higgins adaptation of the Broadway musical hit seldom falters and fondly recreates most of what delighted audiences on stage. Casting Dolly Parton as Miss Mona, the madam of an historic Texas bordello, known as the Chicken Ranch for having accepted poultry in trade during the Great Depression, enhanced the film both visually and musically. While not an actress of great depth, Parton looks the part, does fine in the musical numbers, and penned a couple of additional numbers; one of Parton's songs, "I Will Always Love You," later became an enormous hit, when Whitney Houston covered it, although both the song and Parton were mysteriously ignored by the Motion Picture Academy for a well-deserved Oscar nomination. Burt Reynolds lends his charm to the role of Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd, a likable guy, who enjoys a long-term relationship with Miss Mona and rides to her aid, when the Chicken Ranch is endangered by a TV muckraker, played by Dom DeLuise. Jim Nabors is "aw shucks" Gomer Pyle as the naive deputy, and Charles Durning turns in an inspired song-and-dance routine, "Dance a Little Sidestep," that won him an Oscar nomination.

The songs by Carol Hall, most of which were carried over from Broadway, are catchy, and the choreography by Tony Stevens is energetic and infectious, although most of the male dancers seem somewhat disinterested in the charms of the young ladies. William A. Fraker's cinematography is crisp and colorful, and director Colin Higgins keeps the song and dance numbers moving along at a brisk pace. Higgins, who also directed Parton in "Nine to Five," showed a flair for glossy comedy and musicals; sadly, he died at age 47, cutting short a promising career. The film only falters badly during one scene between Parton and Reynolds that takes place under the stars; the semi-serious discussion involves religion and feels forced and out of place. Despite the bawdy title, the film suggests more than it shows; only a few flashes of nudity and some implied sexual situations merited the "R" rating. If a movie about a house of prostitution could be made for a family audience, "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" is about as close as possible to that. As one of the songs says, "There's lots of good will and maybe one small thrill, but there's nothing dirty going on."

Neither the stage musical nor the film are classics, but both have good music, captivating choreography, and an entertaining story loosely based on true events. Despite losing some songs, the film adaptation benefits from the star power and chemistry of Reynolds and Parton and Higgins's inspired direction. Perhaps most families will pass on any musical with "whorehouse" in the title, but liberal-minded adults will likely have a good time and maybe one small thrill.

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