Francis The Talking Mule Movies on DVD
The ranch where Francis the talking mule 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). Next, after O'Connor is given an appointment to a military academy, he brings along his four-legged pal in "Francis Goes To West Point" (1952). And, when O'Connor sets his sights on becoming a reporter, it's up to his big-eared buddy to come up with some hot scoops in "Francis Covers The Big Town" (1953). Also includes "Francis The Talking Mule." 5 3/4 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: French, Spanish.
On a mission in World War II, G.I. Peter Stirling (Donald O'Connor) is rescued by Francis, an Army mule who can talk...but only to him. Stirling's claim that his four-legged pal speaks lands him in a padded cell before the pair are recognized for their heroic deeds. Debut entry in the popular series co-stars Patricia Medina, with Chill Wills supplying Francis' voice; look quickly for Tony Curtis. AKA: "Francis." 91 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Spanish.
Francis (voiced by Chill Wills) tags along when pal Peter Stirling (Donald O'Connor) gets pressed back into service, and has a horselaugh when he's erroneously assigned to an all-women's base, in "Francis Joins The WACS" (1954). Julia Adams, Mamie Van Doren, ZaSu Pitts co-star. Peter (O'Connor) has to set sail for Coronado when Francis is about to be sold as surplus in "Francis In The Navy" (1955). Martha Hyer, Jim Backus co-star; keep an eye out for a young Clint Eastwood. In the final series entry, Francis gets a new human sidekick (Mickey Rooney), a new voice (Paul Frees), and some spooky murders to solve, in "Francis In The Haunted House" (1956). Virginia Welles, David Janssen co-star. Three-disc set also includes "Francis The Talking Mule," "Francis Goes To The Races," "Francis Goes To West Point," and "Francis Covers The Big Town." 10 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH), Spanish, French.