Francis (1950)

A Talking Mule....the funniest film surprise in 5 years!

  • Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, War
  • Release Date: 1950-02-08
  • User Rating: 5.6/10 from 27 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 31min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Universal International Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Arthur Lubin
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From 27 Ratings


The truthful soldier Stirling didn't 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. In the process of all this, the mule assisted in uncovering a spy, Mareen, who pretended to be lost among the jungles, but was actually...

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  • Donald O'Connor

    as Peter Stirling
  • Patricia Medina

    as Maureen Gelder
  • Zasu Pitts

    as Valerie Humpert
  • Ray Collins

    as Colonel Hooker
  • John McIntire

    as General Stevens
  • Eduard Franz

    as Colonel Plepper
  • Howland Chamberlain

    as Major Nadel
  • James Todd

    as Colonel Saunders
  • Robert Warwick

    as Colonel Carmichael
  • Frank Faylen

    as Sergeant Chillingbacker
  • Tony Curtis

    as Captain Jones
  • Mikel Conrad

    as Major Garber
  • Loren Tindall

    as Major Richards
  • Charles Meredith

    as Banker Munroe
  • Chill Wills

    as Francis the Talking Mule (voice)
Directing Arthur Lubin Director
Writing David Stern Novel
Writing David Stern Screenplay
Editing Milton Carruth Editor
Production Robert Arthur Producer
Sound Frank Skinner Music
Camera Irving Glassberg Director of Photography
Art Bernard Herzbrun Art Direction
Art Richard H. Riedel Art Direction
Art A. Roland Fields Set Decoration
Art Russell A. Gausman Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Rosemary Odell Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Joan St. Oegger Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Bud Westmore Makeup Artist
Sound Leslie I. Carey Sound
Sound Corson Jowett Sound
Crew David S. Horsley Special Effects
Writing Joan Hathaway Dialogue
Crew M.H. Lencer Technical Advisor