Francis Goes to the Races (1951) - Rotten Tomatoes

Francis Goes to the Races (1951)





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In this funny sequel to the popular Francis the Talking Mule the loquacious equine and his plucky pal Peter (Donald O'Connor) get a job working on a horse-breeder's ranch and end up saving it from financial ruin when Francis, who has the inside track with the racehorses, provides Peter with names of the winners before the races are run. Sure enough Peter finds himself with a fistful of cash and uses it to buy a racehorse for the farm. Unfortunately, the mare he chooses is suffering from a debilitating lack of confidence. Fortunately, Francis is around to perk her up. When not dealing with the mare, Peter finds time to court the horse- breeder's lovely niece.
Comedy , Kids & Family
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Donald O'Connor
as Peter Stirling
Piper Laurie
as Frances Travers
Cecil Kellaway
as Col. Travers
Jesse White
as Frank Damer
Barry Kelley
as Mallory
Hayden Rorke
as Rogers
Vaughan Taylor
as Harrington
Larry Keating
as Head Steward
Peter Brocco
as Dr. Marberry
Edwin Max
as 1st Mug
Don Beddoe
as Dr. Quimby
Jack Wilson
as 2nd Mug
Chill Wills
as Francis the Talking Mule
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A great follow up to the first Francis The Talking Mule film. This time Francis and Peter get involved with horse racing, betting, police, and gamblers. Equally funny to the first and seems to flow even better throughout the film. Look for Larry Keating who later went on to co-star on another talking animal show: Mr. Ed. Hayden Rorke also appears before he went on to play Dr. Bellows on I Dream of Jeannie.

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