Modern Major Musicals! : The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas | Denver Film Society | Colin Higgins | USA

Modern Major Musicals! : The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas

Colin Higgins

EnglishUSA1982114 min


No upcoming showtimes scheduled.


Screens Sunday, November 18th at 2pm at the Sie FilmCenter!
FREE for DFS Members, $5 for Non-Member guests, $7 for Non-Members

Modern Major Musicals! is the theme for this fall selection of DFS Member's screenings, keeping a happy trend of offbeat comedies rolling we'll finish out this year's member screenings with a song, taking a look at some offbeat modern classics that emerged after the golden age of musicals in the 50's and 60's had quieted down.

Miss Mona (Dolly Parton) runs the Chicken Ranch, a brothel with a long history in a small Texas town. The locals have a good relationship with the institution, and Mona is respected in the community. The sheriff, Ed Earl Dodd (the late, great Burt Reynolds), also looks out for the Chicken Ranch due to his past with Miss Mona. However, when pious reporter Melvin Thorpe (Dom DeLuise) exposes the brothel, outside interests want it shut down, putting the governor (Charles Durning) in a tough spot.

Cinematographer: William A. Fraker | Screenwriter: Larry L. King, Peter Masterson, Colin Higgins
Cast: Burt Reynolds, Dolly Parton, Dom DeLuise, Charles Durning, Jim Nabors