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The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982)
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas is a 1982 film adaptation of the musical of the same name produced by Universal Pictures and RKO Pictures and released by Universal Pictures, which was co-written and directed by Colin Higgins. The film starred Dolly Parton and Burt Reynolds and also featured Noah Beery, Jr., Jim Nabors, Charles Durning, Dom DeLuise, Robert Mandan, Lois Nettleton, Theresa Merritt, Barry Corbin, Mary Jo Catlett, and Mary Louise Wilson. Durning was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as the Texas governor. Golden Globe nominations went to the film for Best Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical) and Parton for Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical). 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 had a one-night stand fifteen years earlier, but in the film they maintain an ongoing affair.