1 user 3 critic

Memphis Cathouse Blues (1982)

X | | Adult | 1982 (USA)
The women of a Memphis whorehouse, that ranges back for when Confederate soldiers were the clients, manage to lure in some zealots who demonstrate outside. But what stands behind the morals of the reverend who sent them?


Ken Gibb (as Louis Lewis)


Cast overview, first billed only:
Herschel Savage ... Deacon Davis (as Jack Black)
Joey Silvera ... Billy Ray (as Joey Civera)
Danielle Danielle ... Tammy Sue - The New Kid
Billy Dee Billy Dee ... Tommy Lee (as Billy Dee)
Lisa De Leeuw ... Dixie
Mike Horner ... Sheriff T.J. Thomson (as Don Hart)
Annette Haven ... Mavis the Madame
K.C. Valentine K.C. Valentine ... Angel (as Kimberly)
Dorothy LeMay Dorothy LeMay ... Cherry (as Dorothy Le-May)
Jon Martin Jon Martin ... Brother Pyle (as John Martin)
Dale Meador Dale Meador ... Judge Franklin
Milton Ingley Milton Ingley ... Soldier (as Michael Morrison)
Kay Parker ... Rose
Rhonda Jo Petty ... Grandmother
R.J. Reynolds R.J. Reynolds ... Reverand Pritchit (as Paul Ross)


Mavis is the Madame of a Memphis whorehouse. Her exclusive client is Sheriff T.J. Thomson, but he can't help her against Reverand Pritchit who sends Deacon Davis and Brother Pyle to demonstrate outside. Alas, the demonstrators are soon lured inside to be with Angel, Cherry and Rose. Meanwhile, a woman called Tammy Sue knocks on the door saying someone just tried to rape her. Mavis calms her down and eventually offers her a job. She coaches her with the Sheriff. Rose reminisces about a college guy called Tommy Lee, whose brother Johnny Lee was with Dixie. Per tradition, the captain of the winning football team Billy Ray then arrives and gets to be Tammy Sue's first sole client. The Sheriff offers to save the whorehouse by proposing to Mavis. Reverand Pritchit arrives personally to stop the ceremony, but his true face is exposed when Tammy Sue reveals he's the man who tried to rape her. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis




X | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


[to the zealot demonstrators outside]
Angel: Hey there, Brother Pyle. If you like to find a way to get into heaven's gate, you can come right on in here.
Rose: Deacon Davis, how would you like to find heaven right here on Earth in my bedroom? I'll thump all over you with my high heel boot.
[the zealot demonstrators call off their demonstration and go join the women inside]
See more »


Referenced in Some Kind of Woman (1985) See more »

User Reviews

How to Beat the High Cost of Lovin'
21 October 2007 | by NodriesrespectSee all my reviews

The Lewis "Brothers" (director Louie, producer Elliot, with "sister" Jo Ann joining them on occasion) are rightfully revered among porn fans for their quickly shot, cheaply produced yet star-studded little numbers which always looked like they cost a whole lot more than they actually did. Mainstream take-off 8 TO 4 may have proved their biggest success but still wouldn't make it into my personal top 3, consisting of TOUCH ME IN THE MORNING, PLEASE MR POSTMAN and this delightful romp inspired by another Dolly Parton flick, in this case THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN Texas.

The Chicken Ranch becomes the Feline Farm, a rural bordello run by third generation Madam Mavis, played by genre goddess Annette Haven. A local preacher man wants to put her out of business and it's up to the proprietress and her girls to thwart his efforts. There's a little bit more to the plot with new boarder Tammy Sue (delicious Danielle, the "woman who was born hot" as late porn critic cum filmmaker Jim Holliday christened her) being shown the ins 'n' outs of the play for pay business, but this is basically wall to wall carnality. In that respect, it's hard to beat, yet easy to beat off to ! Most of the sex comes from each of the ladies recounting a favorite customer. Yep, I know it's a simple set-up but executed with such great production (great mood lighting with emphasis on flickering candles and fireplaces, fluid editing, lush romantic music) that the effort yields maximum eroticism every time.

Rhonda Jo Petty appears in flashback footage as Mavis' granny with bulky trick Milton Ingley (a/k/a "Michael Morrison") to get the ball rolling. Class act Kay Parker gets to perform the most romantic number with Billy Dee. The late Lisa De Leeuw passionately tears into hunky Eric Stein (the tennis pro gigolo from Chris Warfield's PURELY PHYSICAL) in a scene presumably left over from another shoot as she doesn't appear in any of the scenes involving the other actresses. High Society's "Kimberly", as she is introduced in the credits, is actually K.C. Valentine who would go on to play a rare lead in Vinnie Rossi's insipid FOREPLAY. Fan favorite Dorothy LeMay bubbles with characteristic enthusiasm even when she's just on hand to provide additional eye candy. Highlights include Tammy Sue's initiation courtesy of Mavis and her sheriff/lover (Mike Horner) and the tremendous chemistry between Danielle and Joey Silvera as the football captain of the winning team coming to collect his real reward.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.






Release Date:

1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Balada da Casa das Gatas See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:




Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed