Francis in the Navy

Francis in the Navy

Director: Arthur Lubin Cast: Donald O'Connor, Martha Hyer, Richard Erdman



Complaining that Francis the Mule was getting more fan mail than he was, Donald O'Connor bade adios to the "Francis" series with this 1955 entry. Once more, O'Connor plays Army lieutenant Peter Sterling, who heads to a navy base when it looks like his old pal Francis is about to be auctioned off as surplus. In short order, Sterling is mistaken for a bos'n's mate whom he resembles, and it's off to sea for both Peter and the mule. Among the able-bodied seamen in this film is a chap named Jonesy, played by a young Clint Eastwood in his second movie appearance. An eleborate slapstick finale brings this one to a rousing conclusion. Director Arthur Lubin likewise left the "Francis" series after Francis in the Navy; the next (and last) entry, Francis in the Haunted House, starred Mickey Rooney and was directed by Charles Lamont.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/23/1995
UPC: 0096898010238
Original Release: 1955
Rating: NR
Source: Universal Studios

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Donald O'Connor Lt. Peter Stirling,Sliker Donovan
Martha Hyer Betsy Donovan
Richard Erdman Murph
Jim Backus Commander Hutch
Clint Eastwood Jonesy
David Janssen Lieutenant Anders
Leigh Snowden Appleby
Martin Milner Rick
Paul Burke Tate
Phil Garris Stover
Myrna Hansen Helen
Jane Howard Standish
Virginia O'Brien Nurse Kittredge
William Forrest Admiral
Chill Wills Francis the Talking Mule

Technical Credits
Arthur Lubin Director
Alexander Golitzen Art Director
Miton Carruth Editor
Devery Freeman Screenwriter
Joseph E. Gershenson Musical Direction/Supervision
Carl Guthrie Cinematographer
Bill Newberry Art Director
Rosemary Odell Costumes/Costume Designer
Stanley Crea Rubin Producer
Frank Skinner Score Composer
Ray Snyder Editor

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