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Francis Covers the Big Town (1953)

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86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

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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Writers
Oscar Brodney (original story and screenplay) | David Stern (characters)
Cinematographer
Carl E. Guthrie (as Carl Guthrie)
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Updated Jun 10, 1953

Release date
Jun 10, 1953 (United States)

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65 cast members
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Donald O'Connor
Peter Stirling Peter Stirling   See fewer
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Yvette Duguay
Maria Scola Maria Scola   See fewer
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Gene Lockhart
Tom Henderson Tom Henderson   See fewer
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Nancy Guild
Alberta Ames Alberta Ames   See fewer
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William Harrigan
Deputy Chief Inspector Hansen Deputy Chief Inspector Hansen   See fewer
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Silvio Minciotti
Salvatore Scola Salvatore Scola   See fewer
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Lowell Gilmore
Jefferson 'JG' Garnet Jefferson 'JG' Garnet   See fewer
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Larry Gates
Dan Austin Dan Austin   See fewer
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Hanley Stafford
Dr. Goodrich Dr. Goodrich   See fewer
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Gale Gordon
Dist. Atty. Evans Dist. Atty. Evans   See fewer
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Forrest Lewis
Judge Stanley Judge Stanley   See fewer
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Molly
Francis The Talking Mule (as Francis the Talking Mule) Francis The Talking Mule (as Francis the Talking Mule)   See fewer
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Oscar Blank
Man on Sidewalk (uncredited) Man on Sidewalk (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Breen
Trial Spectator (uncredited) Trial Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Maurice Cass
Dr. Dale (uncredited) Dr. Dale (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dick Cherney
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G. Pat Collins
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Tom Dillon
Captain Cranston (uncredited) Captain Cranston (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Flavin
Detective Mulvaney (uncredited) Detective Mulvaney (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Flynn
Jones (uncredited) Jones (uncredited)   See fewer
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John George
Man on Sidewalk (uncredited) Man on Sidewalk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Gilbert
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Roy Gordon
Roger van Cartel (uncredited) Roger van Cartel (uncredited)   See fewer
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Herschel Graham
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Tim Graham
Arky Ross (uncredited) Arky Ross (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Haines
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Shep Houghton
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Richard LaMarr
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Nolan Leary
Ed (uncredited) Ed (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bert LeBaron
Mug (uncredited) Mug (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Logan
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Giuseppe (uncredited) Giuseppe (uncredited)   See fewer
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Louis Mason
Mason (uncredited) Mason (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mira McKinney
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Esther Michelson
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Harold Miller
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Hans Moebus
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King Mojave
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Lew Morphy
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William H. O'Brien
Juror (uncredited) Juror (uncredited)   See fewer
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William J. O'Brien
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Eddie Parker
Mug (uncredited) Mug (uncredited)   See fewer
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Leonard Penn
Brad Mitchell (uncredited) Brad Mitchell (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Ploski
Street Vendor (uncredited) Street Vendor (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Qualen
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Anthony Radecki
Eddie Frippert (voice) (uncredited) Eddie Frippert (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward Rickard
Court Clerk (uncredited) Court Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Julian Rivero
Mr. Bruno (uncredited) Mr. Bruno (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michael Ross
Parker (uncredited) Parker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Rubino
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Dick Ryan
Burke (uncredited) Burke (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cosmo Sardo
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Mildred Sellers
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Hal Smith
Vance (uncredited) Vance (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cap Somers
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Brick Sullivan
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Phil Tully
Sawyer (uncredited) Sawyer (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Wallace
Mounted Traffic Cop (uncredited) Mounted Traffic Cop (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chill Wills
Francis the Talking Mule (voice) (uncredited) Francis the Talking Mule (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Douglas Wood
Dr. Glosser (uncredited) Dr. Glosser (uncredited)   See fewer
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Esther Zeitlin
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6.7 / 10 | 258 votes