Francis Goes to the Races

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6.41 h 27 min1951ALL
Francis gets the inside line at Santa Anita to help a debt-ridden horse breeder win back his farm from mobsters.
Directors
Arthur Lubin
Starring
Donald O'ConnorPiper LaurieCecil Kellaway
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Comedy
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Supporting actors
Jesse WhiteBarry KelleyHayden Rorke
Producers
Leonard Goldstein
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Universal Pictures
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4.1 out of 5 stars

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jesseReviewed in the United States on May 21, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Five Stars
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Great
Jerri L. MclaneReviewed in the United States on March 5, 2016
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Five Stars
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love it
MarcFusion Dot ComReviewed in the United States on August 19, 2019
3.0 out of 5 stars
Light, Fun Sequel with Some Laughs
I wasn’t much of a fan of the original Francis the Talking Mule movie, but I wanted to keep going in the series and as it turns out, this sequel is more fun than the first picture. The narrative is light and almost feels like one you’d find on a sitcom, so it is light, but does covers the basics. I appreciated that the humor is more consistent in this sequel, as I thought the original movie was more uneven and had some cringe moments to boot. Francis Goes to the Races might not be hilarious, but it offers a good flow of laughs and while it isn’t overly memorable, it is a brisk watch and drops some of the mean spirited touches of the first movie. I especially liked the scene where two men get into a fight when Francis riles them up, hokey but fun. To be fair however, the general opinion of these movies is the opposite, with the original getting more praise, so as always, results may vary. But if you’re looking for a light, harmless comedy with a talking mule, this is a passable watch. Visit my site for a full review!
Nora L. MayersReviewed in the United States on January 21, 2004
4.0 out of 5 stars
Nice, Amiable Sequel to Francis The Talking Mule
Donald O'Connor gave a glow to just about anything he ever appeared in. He's wonderful here, too. In Francis, the Sequel, he's back as sweet-natured, newly discharged Army Lieutenant, Peter Stirling. The film picks up where the original left off, so there's a nice feeling of continuity to it. Poor Peter can't seem to stay out of trouble, and poor Francis can't keep himself from coming to the rescue, much though he might like to. There's a nifty scene of Francis' over-imbibing and slobbering affection all over his human buddy, and a brief duet of "My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean" between Peter and Francis that's just enchanting. Nice film. Not the best in the series, but a fine sequel and well worth seeing.
Grand Puba of the Putter PalaceReviewed in the United States on April 13, 2000
4.0 out of 5 stars
FAMILY FRIENDLY
The Grand Puba says "You can feel comfortable letting the kiddos watch all of the Francis movies! Loads of slapstick and fun. Load up on microwave popcorn & flop a flick into the VCR! FRANCIS, gotta love ya' baby!"
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Kristi Lake GrossReviewed in the United States on April 13, 2000
4.0 out of 5 stars
FAMILY FRIENDLY
The Grand Puba says "You can feel comfortable letting the kiddos watch all of the Francis movies! Loads of slapstick and fun. Load up on microwave popcorn & flop a flick into the VCR! FRANCIS, gotta love ya' baby!"
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