Francis the Talking Mule - 7 Film Collection [Francis/Francis Goes to the Races/Francis Goes to West Point/Francis Covers the Big Town/Francis Joins the WACS/Francis in the Navy/Francis in the Haunted (Blu-ray)

Directed by Arthur Lubin and Charles Lamont

Release Year: 1950
Running Time: 601
UPC: 7 38329 25854 2
Optional English Subtitles: Yes
Color Type: B&W
Country: U.S.
Language: English
Genres: Comedy
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Cast
Donald O'Connor
Mickey Rooney
Clint Eastwood
Piper Laurie
Mamie Van Doren
Julie Adams
Lori Nelson
Martha Hyer
David Janssen
Patricia Medina
Zasu Pitts
Tony Curtis
Jesse White
Cecil Kellaway
Alice Kelley
Gene Lockhart
Yvette Duguay
Nancy Guild
Jim Backus
Virginia Welles
Paul Cavanagh

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Directed by Arthur Lubin and Charles Lamont

This Francis: The Talking Mule collection, all Newly Remastered in 2K, includes all the 7 films from the hilarious film series. FRANCIS (1950) – When Army officer Peter Stirling (Donald O’Connor) tries to explain that a talking mule (Chill Wills) rescued him from behind enemy lines, unbelieving superiors take him for a crackpot. Meanwhile, Francis shows up with new plans of heroic action. Co-starring Patricia Medina, ZaSu Pitts and Tony Curtis. FRANCIS GOES TO THE RACES (1951) – Francis (Wills) and his sidekick Peter (O’Connor) visit Colonel Travers and his beautiful granddaughter on their family horse ranch. When an unpaid debt threatens the ranch, Francis calls on his equine friends at the racetrack to come up with the money. Co-starring Piper Laurie, Cecil Kellaway and Jesse White. FRANCIS GOES TO WEST POINT (1952) – Peter (O’Connor) wins acceptance into West Point but loses daily to drills, hazings and forbidden romances. It all calls for the aid of his long-eared friend (Wills), who’s there for him and for the Army football team. Co-starring Lori Nelson, Alice Kelley and David Janssen. FRANCIS COVERS THE BIG TOWN (1953) – When Peter (O’Connor) enters the fast-paced New York newspaper world and tangles with gangsters, things lead to murder—and a howlingly funny attempt by Francis (Wills) to save his human pal. Co-starring Yvette Duguay, Gene Lockhart and Nancy Guild. FRANCIS JOINS THE WACS (1954) – A clerical mishap sends Peter (O’Connor) into the Women’s Army Corps. His hoofed companion (Wills) helps him through his various military and personal problems, including several stays in the base’s psychiatric ward. Co-starring Julie Adams, Mamie Van Doren and ZaSu Pitts. FRANCIS IN THE NAVY (1955) – It’s anchors aweigh as Peter (O’Connor) gets mistaken for his Navy lookalike, ladies’ man Slicker Donevan (also O’Connor). His military misadventures with Francis (Wills) continue at sea. Featuring Clint Eastwood in his first credited film role and co-starring Martha Hyer, Jim Backus and David Janssen. FRANCIS IN THE HAUNTED HOUSE (1956) – Mickey Rooney and Paul Frees take the reins as hapless David Prescott and wise-cracking Francis. When David gets mixed up with a gang of crooks looting paintings from a ghoul-infested castle, he needs his quadruped savior. Co-starring Virginia Welles, Paul Cavanagh and David Janssen. Arthur Lubin (Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves) directed the first 6 films in the series starring O’Connor and Charles Lamont (Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man) directed the final film in the series starring Rooney.


Blu-ray Extras Include:

Brand New 2K Masters

NEW Audio Commentary for FRANCIS by Author/Film Historian Lee Gambin

NEW Audio Commentary for FRANCIS JOINS THE WACS by Author/Film Historian Lee Gambin and Film Journalist/Author Staci Layne Wilson

Audio Commentary for FRANCIS IN THE NAVY by Author/Film Historian Lee Gambin and Film Historian Paul Anthony Nelson

NEW Audio Commentaries for FRANCIS GOES TO THE RACES and FRANCIS IN THE HAUNTED HOUSE by Film Historian Eddy Von Mueller

NEW Audio Commentary for FRANCIS GOES TO WEST POINT by Film Historian Toby Roan

NEW Audio Commentary for FRANCIS COVERS THE BIG TOWN by Film Historian Stephen Vagg

Theatrical Trailers for FRANCIS GOES TO THE RACES, FRANCIS GOES TO WEST POINT, FRANCIS JOINS THE WACS, FRANCIS IN THE NAVY and FRANCIS IN THE HAUNTED HOUSE (All Newly Mastered)

Optional English Subtitles


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