During the Depression, the girls traded services for farm goods and livestock. So many chickens were received that hen houses were set up for poultry and egg production - hence the name Chicken Ranch. Jim Flournoy, former Texas Ranger and country sheriff since , cited charitable work, saved marriages, and local acceptance and refused to close it. This happy-go-lucky view of small-town vice and state-wide political side-stepping recounts the good times and the demise of the Chicken Ranch, known since the s as one of the better pleasure palaces in all of Texas.
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Universal became nervous about giving the film to first-time directors and ended up replacing Masterton and Tune with Colin Higgins. Whether she was right or wrong in those decisions, it was amazing to me that she could do it. Pepper commercials "They have a lot of wonderful movement," said Higgins. They wanted Mickey Rooney , so I manipulated him a little.
The plot is basically the same as that of the stage production , with one significant difference. In the original, Ed Earl and Miss Mona had a one-night stand 15 years earlier, but in the film, they maintain an ongoing affair. The relationship in the film brings about not only the accusatory scene, when the sheriff—disappointed that Mona has broken her promise to close the Chicken Ranch down long enough for things to cool off—calls her a whore, but also the happy ending, when he proposes marriage to Mona, even though that might endanger his chances to be elected as a state legislator; the epilogue comments state that he is elected anyway.
It was also a mid-level hit on Billboard pop and adult contemporary charts. The latter was restored for the ABC network television broadcast of the film, as the film was too short for its time slot after the censors finished their broadcast edits and additional material was needed.
The characters of Shy and Angel from the Broadway show were reduced in the film. Their footage was eventually edited out. Marketing Edit The film presented some difficulties for Universal, particularly with advertising. But Dolly and Burt and Whorehouse never get beyond the concept stage in this movie. Porn star Kay Parker , who played one of the prostitutes in the film, had an uncredited bit role in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.
Legacy Edit The house used in the film is located at Universal Studios in Hollywood and can be viewed as part of the backlot tram tour. The inspiration for the set came from a real ranch house located outside Austin, Texas , which is featured in scenes from the movie. The film was mentioned in an episode of The Venture Bros.
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Finale We would suggest that the great success of this musical — shows — was due to the blatant appearances of actresses that played in it — because they all were dressed up as women of easy virtue — with all outwardly or barely hidden charms. This is probably one of the few — if not the only — musicals where husbands dragged their women to watch it, not vice versa. Its premiere took place on Broadway in in the 46th Street Theatre. The actors were as follows: J. Garner, P. Blair, J. Ellis, C.
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