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Francis Goes to the Races (1951)

The owner of a talking mule, now a horse-breeder, gets involved with gangsters.

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The owner of a talking mule, now a horse-breeder, gets involved with gangsters.

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Donald O'Connor's second of six "Francis" movies. See more »

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My Bonnie Lies over the Ocean
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Traditional Scottish folk song
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Francis Goes to the Races (1951) **
5 July 2004 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Hee-Yawwwwn, Hee-Yawwwwn...

This one was even more ordinary than the first. Having grown up with TV's "MR. ED" I really thought I would have appreciated this movie series a lot more than I am. The dialogue for the talking mule is not nearly as funny as it should have been, and Francis is kept to the sidelines way too much in this entry. I mean, when you're watching a series like this one, you're looking for the babbling jackass to entertain you throughout it. What other reason could there be for watching? And while it's mildly amusing to hear a mule berate his master (the well-cast Donald O'Connor) I still think it couldn't have hurt for the writing department to fashion a likable personality for this animal, too. ** out of ****


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