Francis (1950)

Adapted by David Stern from his own novel, this film stars Donald O'Connor as GI Peter Sterling. It seems that Sterling insists that Francis, a cantankerous Army mule, has the power of speech. It turns out that Francis not only can talk… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 1, 1950
DVD Release Date: June 1, 2004
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Time Out

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.

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Douglas Pratt

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

Bosley Crowther
New York Times

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

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TV Guide

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.

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