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Francis Goes to West Point (1952)

Francis the talking mule gets his owner in and out of trouble while he is taking basic training at West Point.

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Barbara Atwood
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William Norton (as Palmer Lee)
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Wilbur Van Allen
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Col. Daniels
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Cpl. Thomas (as Dave Janssen)
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Francis (as Francis the Talking Mule)
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Francis the talking mule gets his owner in and out of trouble while he is taking basic training at West Point.

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That Talking Mule Is Back and the Army's got him Again!

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Comedy | Fantasy

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July 1952 (USA)  »

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Francis all'accademia  »

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1.37 : 1
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Donald O'Connor's third of six "Francis" movies. See more »

Goofs

In one scene when Donald O'Connor finishes talking with Francis in the barn and leaves, Chill Wills is clearly seen standing behind the paddock. He's wearing a cowboy hat and ducks down after he realizes he's on camera. Actually, if you freeze frame that part of the scene, the person ducking out of camera range is clearly not Chill Wills; it's actually Francis'(Who's real name is Molly) trainer Lester L. Hilton. See more »

Quotes

Coach Chadwick: Francis is a good friend of Sterling's and mine, and he's been helping me with the backfield.
William Norton: Helping you?
Coach Chadwick: Well, he's not the first jackass to try to tell me how to run the team.
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Follows Francis Goes to the Races (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

You're in the Army Now
(uncredited)
Music by Isham Jones
Lyrics by Tell Taylor and Ole Olsen
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Francis Goes to West Point (1952) **
28 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

The third in the FRANCIS THE TALKING MULE series is yet another ordinary affair, with nothing much to recommend in it. The setting is military school, with Francis missing in action far too much of the time, as well as most of the laughs, apparently. The only thing interesting for me was spotting a very young Leonard Nimoy as a cadet late into the film.

It's a shame that more entertainment was not accomplished with this formula, as Donald O'Connor and his jabbering jackass had the potential for being an entertaining pair together.

** out of ****


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