The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982) - Hard Candy Christmas Scene (9/10) | Movieclips

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  • The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas - Hard Candy Christmas: Miss Mona (Dolly Parton) and the ladies try to put on a happy face when the Chicken Ranch gets shut down.
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    FILM DESCRIPTION:
    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 (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.
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    Cast: Dolly Parton, Karyn Harrison, Lois Nettleton, Mary Jo Catlett, Mary Louise Wilson, Noah Beery, Theresa Merritt
    Director: Colin Higgins
    Producer: Edward K. Milkis, Robert L. Boyett, Thomas L. Miller
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Comments • 47

  • JaySketch 004
    JaySketch 004 Month ago +5

    I love how they all sound bad but Dolly sounds perfect

  • Gbemisola Oni
    Gbemisola Oni Month ago +3

    This was my favourite song from the movie. Made me cry.

  • Sylvia-Novella Underwood

    I’m crying

  • Selena Cole
    Selena Cole 2 months ago +1

    I loved growing up watching these classics. Burt Reynolds was so hot! Dolly still is beautiful .

  • Marianne piiksi
    Marianne piiksi 2 months ago +1

    great movie👍👍💕😉

  • Laura Kane
    Laura Kane 2 months ago +4

    I watched this so many times with my mom. She loved it.
    Great movie and what a voice.

  • frank peter
    frank peter 3 months ago

    Does it actually work?

  • Michael
    Michael 3 months ago +23

    Dolly has such great control of her voice. She hits every note perfectly

    • Helix Moore
      Helix Moore Month ago

      And no other singer sounds like her. 🥰😻😻. Ive loved her voice forever.

  • Rusty Collins
    Rusty Collins 4 months ago +9

    When dolly comes in you really feel it

  • PMOL QRCD
    PMOL QRCD 4 months ago +15

    How busty was Miss Parton, holy Jesus!

    • Helix Moore
      Helix Moore Month ago +1

      I know aint it awesome. And her face is gorgeous too.

  • PMOL QRCD
    PMOL QRCD 4 months ago +4

    0:31 and 0:51 sound like part of a different songs tone but I can’t put my finger on it.

    • Steve Bortolotti
      Steve Bortolotti 3 months ago +1

      The girls are singing the "verse" while Dolly comes in at the "chorus."

  • Dez Aray
    Dez Aray 4 months ago +2

    Oh Dolly without your music I could never emote what I truly feel. You have such a gift. I saw you in 2016 and it might have been the best day of my life. My son saw you through the womb. I played all your music when pregnant, now he loves you too😍

  • Dee Dish
    Dee Dish 4 months ago +57

    All the girls were pretty and sounded very nice but when dolly steps out of that room they all become twos and threes in her presence she is one of the only true dime pieces and her voice standalone

  • Heather Howard
    Heather Howard 4 months ago +96

    The worst part is that all these women had a good boss who looked out for them and genuinely cared about their welfare. What's going to happen to them now?

    • DATDUDE2024
      DATDUDE2024 Month ago +3

      Heather Howard they got another agent and then they got more acting jobs

  • Ashley McMahon
    Ashley McMahon 4 months ago +3

    I’m soooo annoyed that I can’t find this version on iTunes. Grrr.

  • jimval1954
    jimval1954 5 months ago +40

    Very underrated film. Love you Dolly.

  • Norell Polk
    Norell Polk 5 months ago +1

    My favorite song

  • oni chan
    oni chan 5 months ago +23

    All I can say much as I love Dolly parton (an amazing example of generosity kindness and class that has set her apart from celebrities the world over by simple virtue of the fact that she practices what she preaches and she's preaching love and kindness bless her heart) I am forever grateful that she didn't sign up for the second one a horrible eyesore that should never have seen the light of day....EVER!!!. So thank you Dolly .

  • Alonzo Branson
    Alonzo Branson 6 months ago +26

    Even though I don't agree with the trade they were in, having to pick up and start over again is never easy, no matter what kind of a life you lived. A rather pleasant sounding song, even if it is sad.

    • Athena The Great and Powerful
      Athena The Great and Powerful 5 months ago +1

      The Chicken Ranch is alive and well. And I'm glad of that fact. The knowledge of that has gotten me thru more hard candy times than it, perhaps, should.

    • Alonzo Branson
      Alonzo Branson 5 months ago +2

      Very true. Much better in a place like this.

    • agenttheater5
      agenttheater5 5 months ago +10

      hey, we all got a living to make. And at least it was in a house with some protection than on a street corner somewhere.

  • Emma Honey
    Emma Honey 6 months ago +1

    Bop

  • Rosetta Y
    Rosetta Y 6 months ago +45

    At first when I saw the thumbnail I thought it said "The best little "warehouse" in Texas". My bad.

  • Deezy Deezy
    Deezy Deezy 7 months ago +95

    Dolly has a beautiful voice

  • FastgunEd
    FastgunEd 7 months ago +10

    I took a date to this in 1982 because she wanted to see it. I thought I was going to die before it was over. Never wanted to see it again.

  • Sarasdad91 Tim
    Sarasdad91 Tim 8 months ago +77

    The original house was outside LaGrange Texas,. ZZ Top did a song about it. Not much left of the Chicken Ranch but the floors. Miss Mona was based on Edna Milton. The young prostitute that Miss Jessie, the original founder, left the Chicken Ranch to. Sheriff Ed Erl Dobbs was based on T.J. Flournoy the Sheriff who protected the house. Melvin P. Thorpe was based on TV reporter Marvin Zindler, who led the investigation that ultimately shut the chicken ranch down for good. Only Marvin Zindler did not sing and dance, and didn't like this movie either.

    • PETER OLIVER
      PETER OLIVER 4 months ago +1

      That "slime in the ice machine" report is exactly how he rose to notoriety in the Houston area.

    • Holly Davis
      Holly Davis 6 months ago

      Thank you

    • Kacy M
      Kacy M 6 months ago +2

      Zindler- theres slim in the ice machine!

  • Evelyn Boyd
    Evelyn Boyd 8 months ago +11

    My favorite country singer 👩‍🎤

  • Belle Singer
    Belle Singer 9 months ago +28

    Best song of the whole musical!

  • Cody Russell
    Cody Russell 9 months ago +152

    The outfits are so 2019... It has come back around

  • Artboxfashion
    Artboxfashion 9 months ago +1

    Wtf is this? I don't understand.

    • GregInCalifornia
      GregInCalifornia 9 months ago +16

      This movie/musical is the true story of a famous brothel in Texas that was finally shut down by the law. This scene/song shows the "ladies" leaving the house & going their separate ways. This scene takes place just a few days before Christmas.

    • kotur28
      kotur28 9 months ago +8

      It's a movie/musical called the best little whorehouse in texas

  • Yee
    Yee 9 months ago +20

    Why was this in my recommended?

    • David Green
      David Green 2 months ago +1

      Because somebody loves you?

  • Matthew Poulsen
    Matthew Poulsen 9 months ago +2

    I was first to comment and like
    The video

    • YouTubeName
      YouTubeName 2 months ago +1

      Matthew Poulsen no one cares