The little town with a little train and the little hotel is coming to the Big Screen! Director Tom Logan is in the process of making the classic 60's sit-com Petticoat Junction into a feature film.
Petticoat Junction was created by Paul Henning and based on his childhood memories of his aunt's hotel in Missouri. Paul Henning created The Beverly Hillbillies, which was such a ratings juggernaut for CBS that they gave Henning carte blanche to create another series of his choice.
The stories centered around the Shady Rest Hotel, situated on the train line of the C. & F.W. Railroad, halfway between the towns of Pixley and Hooterville, each 25 miles away. If you need supplies, the train stops at Drucker's General Store in Hooterville, but for a supermarket, beauty parlors, movies, school and the hospital, you'll need to go to Pixley.
The Petticoat Junction film is being writing, directed and produced by Tom Logan and is currently in pre-production. The production is expected to be filmed in Louisiana.
||Tom Logan (right) directing actor Richard Thomas on the set of Bloodhounds, Inc., at Paramount Studios Ranch in Malibu
Before becoming a screen director Tom was an actor who had a recurring role on the #1-rated daytime soap, General Hospital on and off for 12 years playing "Gary." He also had a recurring role on Days of Our Lives, as well as principal roles on other soaps including the Young and the Restless and Capitol. He also had Co-Starring roles on many prime time TV series, and had starring roles in over 70 live stage productions including such Broadway shows as Mame, Applause, and You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, as well as many national tours. In addition, Tom is currently directing all episodes of a TV series entitled, "Horse Play."
Petticoat Juction DVDs are available at amazon.com: | Season 1 | Season 2 |