Francis (1950)



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One wonders if Donald O'Connor would have consented to star in Francis if he knew that a series was to follow. Adapted by David Stern from his own novel, the film stars O'Connor as GI Peter Sterling, who appears to be bucking for a Section Eight. Seems that Sterling keeps insisting that Francis, a cantankerous Army mule, has the power of speech. It turns out that Francis not only can talk, but is also a superb military strategist. With Francis' help, Sterling breaks up a Nazi spy ring and … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Kids & Family, Classics, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: David Stern, Les Weldon
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On DVD: Jun 1, 2004


as Capt. Jones

as Peter Stirling

as Maureen Gelder

as Col. Hooker

as Valerie Humpert

as Gen. Stevens

as Col. Plepper

as Col. Saunders

as Col. Carmichel

as Sgt. Chillingbacker

as Maj. Garber

as Maj. Richards

as Banker Munroe

as 1st Ambulance Man

as Capt. Dean

as M.C. Major

as Correspondent

as Correspondent

as Correspondent

as Sgt. Poor

as Japanese Lieutenant

as Capt. Grant

as Sgt. Miller

as 2nd Ambulance Man

as Lt. Bremm

as Capt. Norman

as 1st M.C. Lieutenant

as Francis the Talking ...

as Japanese Soldier

as Capt. Addison
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Critic Reviews for Francis

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

With information culled (as near as dammit) from the horse's mouth, raw second lieutenant O'Connor becomes a hero of the Burma campaign and, not unnaturally, a candidate for the funny farm.

Full Review… | May 12, 2008
Time Out
Top Critic

It holds a few good laughs -- especially for mules.

Full Review… | May 12, 2008
New York Times
Top Critic

These goofy comedies made more money than anyone expected and director Lubin went on to create another successful talking equine for television in Mr. Ed.

Full Review… | May 12, 2008
TV Guide's Movie Guide

The film is funnier in concept than it is in demonstration, but it has endured over time and is pleasant, repeatable entertainment.

May 12, 2008

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