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The best little whorehouse in Texas

Author: Colin HigginsTony StevensCarol HallPatrick WilliamsRobert BoyleAll authors
Publisher: Universal City, CA : MCA Universal Home Video, 1991, ©1982.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape : NTSC color broadcast system   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Film adaptation of a musical in which the madam of a brothel and her sheriff lover join forces against a television muckraker.
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Genre/Form: Musicals
Motion pictures
Features
Adaptations
Dance
Named Person: Burt Reynolds; Dolly Parton; Charles Durning; Jim Nabors; Dom DeLuise; Gail Benedict; Carol Culver; Paula Lynn; Jennifer Nairn-Smith; Brian Bullard; Jeff Calhoun; Jeffrey Hornaday; Gail Benedict; Brian Bullard; Jeff Calhoun; Carol Culver; Dom DeLuise; Charles Durning; Jeffrey Hornaday; Paula Lynn; Jim Nabors; Jennifer Nairn-Smith; Dolly Parton; Burt Reynolds
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Colin Higgins; Tony Stevens; Carol Hall; Patrick Williams; Robert Boyle; Larry L King; Peter Masterson; Theadora Van Runkle; Universal Pictures Company.; RKO Radio Pictures.
ISBN: 1558808027 9781558808027
OCLC Number: 144657415
Notes: Motion picture originally released by Universal Pictures and RKO Pictures in 1982 ; re-released as a videotape by MCA Universal Home Video in 1991.
Credits: Co-producer, Peter MacGregor-Scott ; director of photography, William A. Fraker ; choreography, Tony Stevens ; music and lyrics, Carol Hall ; original background music, Patrick Williams ; screenplay based on the stage play written by Larry L. King and Peter Masterson ; production design, Robert F. Boyle ; costumes, Theadora Van Runkle.
Cast: Burt Reynolds (Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd), Dolly Parton (Mona Stangely), Dom DeLuise (Melvin P. Thorpe), Jim Nabors (Deputy Fred), Charles Durning (Governor), Robert Mandan (Senator Wingwood), and others. Among the dancers in the cast are Gail Benedict, Carol Culver, Paula Lynn, Jennifer Nairn-Smith (Chicken Ranch girls) ; Brian Bullard, Jeff Calhoun, Jeffrey Hornaday (Aggies) ; and the Cadence Cloggers of Austin.
Description: 1 videocassette (115 min.) : sd., col. NTSC ; 1/2 in. (VHS)
Contents: Dance contents: "Twenty fans" [opening sequence] / performed by the ensemble --
"A li'l ole bitty pissant country place" / performed by Parton and ensemble --
"Texas has a whorehouse in it" / performed by DeLuise and ensemble --
Aggie song / performed by male ensemble ; includes clog dancing --
[Dancing at a party at the Chicken Ranch] / performed by ensemble --
"Sidestep" / performed by Durning.
Responsibility: Universal Pictures and RKO Pictures ; director, Colin Higgins ; producers, Thomas L. Miller, Edward K. Milkis, and Robert L. Boyett ; screenplay, Larry L. King, Peter Masterson, and Colin Higgins.

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Film adaptation of a musical in which the madam of a brothel and her sheriff lover join forces against a television muckraker.

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