Francis Covers the Big Town (1953)

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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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28 July 2004 | JoeKarlosi
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| Francis Covers the Big Town (1953) ***
At last! After three unsuccessful attempts at entertainment, this fourth entry worked well for me and is the best of the bunch so far. Francis the Talking Mule and his master, Donald O'Connor (or is it the other way around?) go to New York (the setting alone perks things up a bit) where they become mixed up in all sorts of trouble, including a murder trial. This installment is better written with more time devoted to the donkey, who's actually pretty funny for a change. The script also makes better use of its supporting characters and fashions a love affair for the bumbling O'Connor.

*** out of ****

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