Honest and straightforward small-town Shirlee Kenyon chucks her boyfriend and heads for Chicago. Accidentally having to host a radio problem phone-in show, it is clear she is a natural and is hired on the spot. But the station insists she call herself Doctor, and as her popularity grows a local reporter starts digging for the truth. Problem is, the more he is around her the more he fancies her. Written by
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A Once Upon A Lifetime Comedy.
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Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG for mild language and sex related dialogue, and momentary sensuality
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Did You Know?
The TV advertisements specifically promoted this film as a "date movie" for male-female couples. "Real people" were interviewed outside early screenings, with each of the women commenting on how their husbands loved the picture and loved Dolly Parton
. This strategy failed to take off, however, as "Straight Talk" garnered mainly an audience of women and Parton's devotees. See more
When Jack drops Shirlee off after their date, they pull up in front of her hotel. In the background we see a sign for a cafe that says Open 24 Hours. If you look closely, you can see that the interior of the cafe is completely dark, indicating that it is closed. See more
'Dr.' Shirlee Kenyon
Get down off the cross, honey. Somebody needs the wood.
Light of a Clear Blue Morning (reprise)
Written and Performed by Dolly Parton See more