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Francis the talking mule [DVD videorecording] : complete collection / Universal International.

Arthur, Robert, 1909-1986 (Added Author). Goldstein, Leonard, 1903-1954 (Added Author). Richmond, Ted, 1910-2013 (Added Author). Rubin, Stanley, 1917-2014 (Added Author). Lamont, Charles, 1895-1993 (direction.). Lubin, Arthur, 1901-1995 (direction.). Margolis, Herbert (Herbert F.) (Added Author). Raynor, Bill, 1920-1994 (Added Author). Brodney, Oscar. (Added Author). Stern, David, 1909-2003 (Added Author). Freeman, Devery, 1913-2005 (Added Author). O'Connor, Donald, 1925-2003 (cast.). Medina, Patricia, 1919-2012 (cast.). Wills, Chill, 1902-1978 (cast.). McIntire, John, 1907-1991 (cast.). Laurie, Piper, 1932- (cast.). Nelson, Lori, 1933-2020 (cast.). Kelley, Alice, (cast.). Palmer, Gregg, 1927-2015 (Added Author). Reynolds, William, 1910-1997 (cast.). Duguay, Yvette, 1932-1986 (cast.). Lockhart, Gene, 1891-1957 (cast.). Guild, Nancy, 1925- (cast.). Harrigan, William, 1886-1966 (cast.). Adams, Julie, 1926-2019 (cast.). Van Doren, Mamie, (cast.). Hyer, Martha, (cast.). Erdman, Dick, 1925-2019 (cast.). Backus, Jim, (cast.). Rooney, Mickey, (cast.). Welles, Virginia, (cast.). Flavin, James, 1906-1976 (cast.). Universal-International (Firm) (Added Author). Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm) (Added Author). Francis the talking mule: Donald O'Connor, Chill Wills, John McIntire, Patricia Medina ; Francis goes to the races: Donald O'Connor, Piper Laurie ; Francis goes to West Point: Donald O'Connor, Lori Nelson, Alice Kelley, Palmer Lee, William Reynolds ; Francis covers the big town: Donald O'Connor, Yvette Duguay, Gene Lockhart, Nancy Guild, William Harrigan ; Francis joins the WACS: Donald O'Connor, Julie Adams, Chill Wills, Mamie Van Doren ; Francis in the Navy: Donald O'Connor, Martha Hyer, Richard Erdman, Jim Backus ; Francis in the haunted house: Mickey Rooney, Virginia Welles, James Flavin. (Cast).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Record details

  • Physical Description: 3 videodiscs (ca. 604 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Fullscreen version.
  • Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 2014.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Francis the talking mule originally released as a motion picture in 1950 ; Francis goes to the races originally released as a motion picture in 1951 ; Francis goes to West Point originally released as a motion picture in 1952 ; Francis covers the big town originally released as a motion picture in 1952 ; Francis joins the WACS originally released as a motion picture in 1954 ; Francis in the Navy originally released as a motion picture in 1955 ; Francis in the haunted house originally released as a motion picture in 1956.
Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
Based on the character "Francis" created by David Stern.
"Includes all 7 movies"--Container.
Formatted Contents Note:
Disc 1. Francis the talking mule / produced by Robert Arthur ; story and screenplay by Herbert Margolis and William Raynor ; directed by Charles Lamont -- Francis goes to the races / produced by Leonard Goldstein ; screenplay by Oscar Brodney and David Stern ; directed by Arthur Lubin. Disc 2. Francis goes to West Point / produced by Leonard Goldstein ; story and screenplay by Oscar Brodney ; directed by Arthur Lubin -- Francis covers the big town / produced by Leonard Goldstein ; written by Oscar Brodney ; directed by Arthur Lubin. Disc 3. Francis joins the WACS / produced by Ted Richmond ; screenplay by Devery Freeman ; directed by Arthur Lubin -- Francis in the Navy / produced by Stanley Rubin ; story and screenplay, Devery Freeman ; directed by Arthur Lubin -- Francis in the haunted house / produced by Robert Arthur ; story and screenplay by Herbert Margolis and William Raynor ; directed by Charles Lamont.
Participant or Performer Note:
Francis the talking mule: Donald O'Connor, Chill Wills, John McIntire, Patricia Medina ; Francis goes to the races: Donald O'Connor, Piper Laurie ; Francis goes to West Point: Donald O'Connor, Lori Nelson, Alice Kelley, Palmer Lee, William Reynolds ; Francis covers the big town: Donald O'Connor, Yvette Duguay, Gene Lockhart, Nancy Guild, William Harrigan ; Francis joins the WACS: Donald O'Connor, Julie Adams, Chill Wills, Mamie Van Doren ; Francis in the Navy: Donald O'Connor, Martha Hyer, Richard Erdman, Jim Backus ; Francis in the haunted house: Mickey Rooney, Virginia Welles, James Flavin.
Summary, etc.:
Francis the talking mule: GI Peter Sterling, who appears to be bucking for a Section Eight, 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 becomes a hero. Francis goes to the races: The loquacious equine and his plucky pal Peter 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. Francis goes to West Point: Peter Sterling, with the garrulous Francis' help, prevents the destruction of an atomic energy plant. As a reward, Peter is given a scholarship to West Point, where he quickly distinguishes himself as the military academy's biggest foul-up. Peter's future as an officer and a gentleman is saved by the timely arrival of Francis, who functions as the West Point football team's mascot. Francis covers the big town: former Army officer Peter Stirling becomes a reporter for a big city newspaper. His greatest source of news tips is his talking mule Francis, who has become friendly with all the police horses. Francis joins the WACS: A clerical mishap places ex-GI Peter back into service, where he is assigned to a WAC unit. Francis in the Navy: Army lieutenant Peter Sterling heads to a Navy base when it looks like his old pal Francis is about to be auctioned off as surplus. In short order, in a case of mistaken identity, both Sterling and Francis are sent off to sea. Francis in the haunted house: David meets Francis, he gets mixed up with crooks robbing a castle. Although David has informed the police, they suspect him of the robbery and the crooks what to do him in.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD, Dolby digital.
Language Note:
Francis the talking mule, Francis goes to the races, Francis goes to West Point and Francis covers the big town: In English with optional subtitles in Spanish or French ; Francis joins the WACS, Francis in the Navy and Francis in the haunted house: In English.
Subject: Mules > Drama.
Human-animal relationships > Drama.
Fantasy films.
Comedy films.

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