Francis Covers the Big Town

Francis Covers the Big Town (1953)

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  • Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Fantasy, Romance
  • Release Date: 1953-06-10
  • User Rating: 5.1/10 from 8 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 26min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Universal International Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Arthur Lubin
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A man who has a talking mule gets a job on a newspaper, and both get mixed up in a murder trial.

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  • Donald O'Connor

    as Peter Stirling
  • Yvette Duguay

    as Maria Scola
  • Gene Lockhart

    as Tom Henderson
  • Nancy Guild

    as Alberta Ames
  • William Harrigan

    as Inspector Hansen
  • Silvio Minciotti

    as Salvatore Scola
  • Lowell Gilmore

    as Jefferson "JG" Garnet
  • Larry Gates

    as Dan Austin
  • Hanley Stafford

    as Dr. Goodrich
  • Gale Gordon

    as Evans
  • Forrest Lewis

    as Judge Stanley
  • Chill Wills

    as Francis (as Franis the Talking Mule)
  • Charles Flynn

    as Jones
Directing Arthur Lubin Director
Editing Milton Carruth Editor
Production Leonard Goldstein Producer
Crew Carl E. Guthrie Cinematography
Art Bernard Herzbrun Art Direction
Art Richard H. Riedel Art Direction
Art Russell A. Gausman Set Decoration
Art Ruby R. Levitt Set Decoration
Sound Leslie I. Carey Sound
Costume & Make-Up Joan St. Oegger Hairstylist
Sound Robert Pritchard Sound
Sound Joseph Gershenson Music Director
Costume & Make-Up Bud Westmore Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Rosemary Odell Costume Design
Crew David S. Horsley Special Effects
Writing Oscar Brodney Writer
Writing David Stern Characters