Movie francis the talking mule

This is francis the talking mule complete collection. This is the seventh and final film in universalinternational francis the talking mule series, notably without series director arthur lubin. Debut entry in the popular series costars patricia medina, with chill wills supplying francis voice. Including all 7 movies from one of the most beloved comic series, donald oconnor stars as bewildered soldier peter stirling, who is helped out of one tricky situation after another by the unlikeliest of heroes, his pal francis. Francis in the navy is a 1955 american blackandwhite comedy film from universalinternational, produced by stanley rubin and directed by arthur lubin.

I originally paid a lot for many of them but time to downsize the collection. Enter your location to see which movie theaters are playing francis the talking mule near you. The truthful soldier stirling didnt know how to lie about his source of information, the talking army mule, francis, so he was treated as a lunatic and led to one after another hilarious situations, where the mule was the only one that appeared in his right mind. The talking mule molly francis find a grave memorial. Second lieutenant peter stirling oconnor repeatedly finds himself in a mental hospital after he tries to explain to his unbelieving superior officers that a talking. Rent francis the talking mule francis goes to the races. Francis is a 1950 american blackandwhite comedy film from universalinternational that launched the francis the talking mule film series. It was essential to understand the science behind the movie s premise. Francis 1950 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. One of the most beloved family films of all time, francis the talking mule stars donald oconnor as a bewildered soldier who befriends an old army mule who happens to talk. Francis, known as the brando of the mule set, later went on to head taag talking animal actors guild. Francis in the navy was the sixth in universals popular movie series about the misadventures of a talking mule. In the process of all this, the mule assisted in uncovering a spy, mareen, who pretended to be lost among the jungles.

An officer donald oconnor in burma becomes a world war ii hero with strategic tips from a talking mule. Francis in the navy 1955 rotten tomatoes movie trailers. His greatest source of news tips is his talking mule francis voice by chill wills, who has become friendly with all the police horses. The adventures of francis the talking mule dvd, 2012, 2disc. Army captain david stern iii 19092003, son of newspaper publisher j.

Donald oconnor stars as bewildered soldier peter stirling who is helped out of one tricky situation after another by the unlikeliest of heroes, his pal 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 the talking mule voice gerald mcboing boing short. Adapted by david stern from his own novel, the film stars oconnor as gi peter sterling, who appears to be bucking for a section eight. Some of the antics in these movies are more for adults, but teenagers may enjoy some movies more than others. Including all 7 movies from one of the most beloved comic series, donald oconnor stars as. Francis in the haunted house is a 1956 american blackandwhite comedy film from universalinternational, produced by robert arthur, directed by charles lamont, that stars mickey rooney and virginia welles. Dec 12, 2011 this clip starts out with donald oconnor being on trial.

Volume 1 francis the talking mule francis goes to the races francis goes to west point francis covers the big town. His career was ruined, however, when, in 1965, he was caught in a scandalous homosexual. The distinctive voice of francis is a voiceover by actor chill wills six francis sequels from universalinternational followed this first effort. I actually met donald oconner and danced with him in our hs production of music man. Francis covers the big town francis goes to the races francis goes to west point francis in the haunted house.

The very first recipient of a patsy was francis the talking mule in 1951, in a ceremony hosted by ronald reagan at hollywoods carthay circle theater. The film stars donald oconnor and martha hyer, and marked the first credited film role of clint eastwood. The distinctive voice of francis is a voiceover by actor chill wills this is a sequel to universalinternationals francis. The original comedy featuring francis the talking mule stars donald oconnor singin in the rain as a dimwitted but liekable soldier who becomes the laughing stock of the military when he. Images of the voice actors who play the voice of francis the talking mule in gerald mcboing boing short. Anyone who watched those movies was aware that before long pete donald oconnor got himself in trouble and before long it was francis the talking mule who bailed him out. The character originated in the 1946 novel francis by former u. The hilarious exploits of one of the screens most beloved comic characters, francis the talking mule, are available on dvd for the first time in this special collection featuring francis the talking mule, francis goes to the races, francis goes to west point and francis covers the big town. Also sign me up for fanmail to get updates on all things movies. Francis is currently available to rent, purchase, or stream via. Seven movies were produced from one of the most beloved comic series of all. When they did the next one, francis in the navy, he was in it. The adventures of francis the talking mule dvd, 2012, 2. The adventures of francis the talking mule features four films in the popular series with the old army mulewho happens to talk.

Francis the talking mule the beautiful and talented mule that starred with donald oconnor in six laughfilled, rollicking major motion pictures, then one with mickey rooneywas originally named molly. It was also the last francis effort for human star donald oconnor, who bailed. Second lieutenant peter stirling oconnor repeatedly finds himself in a mental hospital after he tries to explain to his unbelieving superior officers that a talking animal rescued him from behind enemy lines. Universal centennial spotlight on francis the talking mule. Francis the talking mule was a mule character who became a celebrity during the 1950s as the star of seven popular universalinternational film comedies. Adapted by david stern from his own novel, this film stars donald. In the films, francis is supposed to be male his gruff voiceover provided by.

Fifth in the series of universal studios talking mule movies, this entry provides very little that is not predictable since the francis films, in spite of their scripted absurdity, were calculable successes at the box office and there was scant cause to use innovation. Chill wills, actor in westerns and voice of francis the mule. The original comedy featuring francis the talking mule stars donald oconnor singin in the rain as a dimwitted but likeable soldier who becomes the laughing stock of the military when he insists that his mule can talk. Francis the talking mule the complete collection is out today on dvd.

You also learned that francis great aunt was a derby winner. Francis in the haunted house is a 1956 american blackandwhite comedy film from universalinternational, produced by robert arthur, directed by charles lamont, that stars mickey rooney and virginia welles this is the seventh and final film in universalinternational francis the talking mule series, notably without series director arthur lubin, star donald oconnor, or francis voice actor. Francis goes to the races is a 1951 american blackandwhite comedy film from universalinternational, produced by leonard goldstein, directed by arthur lubin, that stars donald oconnor, piper laurie, and cecil kellaway. Francis the talking mule trailer by youtube movies. It seems that sterling insists that francis, a cantankerous army mule, has the power. Francis the talking mule complete collection features the hilarious escapades of the delightfully funny, old army mulewho happens to talk. Francis 1949 allmovie movies and films database movie. Peter stirling, gets sent to the psychiatric ward whenever he insists that an army mule named francis speaks to him. All 7 movies in like new condition for the discs and case.

Francis in the navy francis joins the wacs francis the talking mule. The adventures of francis the talking mule 2 discs dvd. Francis the talking mule complete collection features the hilarious escapades of the delightfully funny, old army mule who happens to talk. The hand of peter stirling open the pages of the novel revealing the credits of. A talking mule was quite original back in 1950 when i first saw this film. Francis the talking mule true west donald oconnor, who only had good things to say about his mule costar, wasnt sorry when he made his last francis film, saying. Francis is produced by robert arthur, directed by arthur lubin, and stars donald oconnor and patricia medina. Francis the talking mule complete collection 7 movies. Starring donald oconnor, francis the talking mule was the first of seven movies in one of universals most profitable franchises of the era. Francis the talking mule featured the hilarious escapades of a. Most are very hard to find and not available through netflix, etc. With francis help, sterling breaks up a nazi spy ring and becomes a hero but this is only the beginning, as the future entries in universals francis. The universal 100th anniversary edition of francis the talking mule is out today on dvd.

Rent francis the talking mule francis goes to the races 1950 starring donald oconnor and mickey rooney on dvd and bluray. One of the most beloved family films of all time, francis the talking mule stars donald oconnor as a bewildered soldier who befriends an old army mule. One of the most beloved family films of all time, francis the talking mule stars donald oconnor as a bewildered soldier who befriends an old army mulewho happens to talk. It would be charitable to state that this entry is up to the best of its antecedents, as oconnors tonguetied routine as the chowderheaded sidekick of francis the talking mule has become rather exhausting for audiences by the time of this release. With donald oconnor, patricia medina, zasu pitts, ray collins. Mickey rooney, virginia welles, james flavin, paul cavanagh. It was essential to understand the science behind the movies premise. After another studio turned down the property, universal bought the rights for a film.

Seems that sterling keeps insisting that francis, a cantankerous army mule, has the power of speech. In the films, francis is supposed to be male his gruff voiceover provided by famous character actor chill wills. Francis the talking mule all 7 movies in one set like. During world war ii, a junior american army officer, lt. Movies tv shows news live fashion learning spotlight 360 video browse channels sign in to like videos, comment, and subscribe. Looking back on it now, however, after nine years of televisions mister ed and the current plethora of talking cartoon animals, it seems a bit dated. I think i expected a different vibe from the character, as francis is a pretty serious character and not the slapstick, over the top talking animals im more accustomed to. The adventures of francis the talking mule features four films in the popular series with the old army mule who happens to talk. The distinctive voice of francis is a voiceover by actor chill wills. Mar 08, 2012 one of the most beloved family films of all time, francis the talking mule stars donald oconnor as a bewildered soldier who befriends an old army mule. The ranch where francis the talking mule voiced by chill wills resides is in trouble, so the loquacious creature goes to work, helping a race horse get its confidence back in francis goes to the races 1951. Even so, its still a fun film to watch, especially if you like donald oconnor. Watch francis the talking mule 1950 full movie online m4ufree.

One wonders if donald oconnor would have consented to star in francis if he knew that a series was to follow. Follow the adventures of francis the talking mule and his friend peter stirling from wwii burma, west point, to new york city, to the wacs, the navy, and finally to a haunted house. The award later covered both film and television and was separated into four categories. This 3 dvd 7 movie set features all 7 francis movies. Rent francis the talking mule francis goes to the races 1950 on. The adventures of francis the talking mule 4 movies on.

The real star of this movie and the numerous sequels to follow is of course francis, the titular talking mule and all. This clip starts out with donald oconnor being on trial. Including all 7 movies from one of the most beloved comic series, donald oconnor stars as bewildered soldier peter stirling, who is helped. It turns out that francis not only can talk, but is also a superb military strategist. Donald oconnor, patricia medina, zasu pitts, ray collins, john mcintire, tony curtis, chill wills, arthur lubin, robert arthur. Watch francis the talking mule 1950 full movie online. The adventures of francis the talking mule 4 movies, dvd, comedyclassic, box sets, 025192159596. Donald oconnor says he has no time for serious romance these days.

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