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Little Ladies of the Night is a 1977 American made-for-television drama film starring David Soul, Louis Gossett Jr. and Linda Purl.[1][2] When it was broadcast, it became the highest-rated TV movie of all time.

Little Ladies of the Night
GenreDrama
Written byHal Sitowitz
Directed byMarvin J. Chomsky
StarringDavid Soul
Louis Gossett Jr.
Linda Purl
Music byJerry Fielding
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Production
Executive producer(s)Leonard Goldberg
Aaron Spelling
Producer(s)Hal Sitowitz
Production location(s)Los Angeles
CinematographyDennis Dalzell
Editor(s)George W. Brooks
Running time100 minutes
Production company(s)Spelling-Goldberg Productions
DistributorABC
Release
Original networkABC
Picture formatColor
Audio formatMono
Original releaseJanuary 16, 1977 (1977-01-16)

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The film was one of a series of TV movies about teen prostitutes which followed Taxi Driver. The other being Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway.[3]

ReceptionEdit

The Los Angeles Times thought it had "wavering credibility".[4]

It was the highest rated program of its night with a 36.9 rating and 53 share,[5] seen by 26,270,000 households. ABC claimed this made it the highest-rated TV movie of all time as it surpassed the 36.5 average rating for Helter Skelter (although the second part of Helter Skelter had a higher rating of 37.5).[6][5] The rating for a made-for-TV movie was only bettered by 1983's The Day After.[5]

At the time of its broadcast, it was the twelfth-highest-rated movie to air on network television.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Networks Are Banking On The 'Super Programs' By LES BROWN. New York Times (1923-Current file); New York, N.Y. [New York, N.Y]29 Aug 1976: 77.
  2. ^ Runaway's Plight: Life as Prostitute Thomas, Kevin. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File); Los Angeles, Calif. [Los Angeles, Calif]15 Jan 1977: b4
  3. ^ Alice Looks Like a Winner Los Angeles Times 1 Sep 1976: g13.
  4. ^ Runaway's Plight: Life as Prostitute Thomas, Kevin. Los Angeles Times 15 Jan 1977: b4.
  5. ^ a b c d "Hit Movies on U.S. TV Since 1961". Variety. January 24, 1990. p. 160.
  6. ^ 'Little Ladies of the Night' Highest Rated Program Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File); Los Angeles, Calif. [Los Angeles, Calif]19 Jan 1977: e15

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