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The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982)

RKO Classics

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 8:00PM
Browning Cinema

Directed by Colin Higgins
With Dolly Parton, Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise
Rated R, 114 minutes, DCP

Kennedy Center Honoree and national treasure Dolly Parton stars in this Oscar-nominated film adaptation of the Broadway musical. Miss Mona (Ms. Parton) runs the Chicken Ranch, a brothel with a long and rambunctious history in little old Gilbert, Texas. The locals have a perfectly fine relationship with the institution, and Mona is well respected in the community. Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd (Burt Reynolds) also looks out for the Chicken Ranch due to his past with Miss Mona. When the pious reporter Melvin Thorpe (Dom DeLuise) exposes the brothel it becomes a political lightning rod. As outside interests light their torches, the governor (Charles Durning) finds himself in a sticky situation as Miss Mona hopes he can keep affairs fine and dandy at the Chicken Ranch.

Free for ND, SMC and HC students.
Sponsored by the Meg and John P. Brogan Endowment for Classic Cinema.

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