Francis the Talking Mule


Francis the Talking Mule

One of the most beloved family films of all time, Francis the Talking Mule stars Donald O'Connor as a bewildered soldier who befriends an old army mule...who happens to talk! Second Lieutenant Peter Stirling (O'Connor) repeatedly finds himself in a mental hospital after he tries to explain to his unbelieving superior officers that a talking animal rescued him from behind enemy lines. When his four-legged friend appears with plans of heroic action, the U.S. Army faces one of its biggest - and most stubborn - challenges.


  • Donald O'Connor

  • Patricia Medina

  • Zasu Pitts

  • Ray Collins

  • John McIntire

  • Tony Curtis

  • Chill Wills


Arthur Lubin


Bonus Features

  • 100 Years of Universal: The Carl Laemmle Era
  • 100 Years of Universal: The Lew Wasserman Era

Technical Information

  • Run Time: 91
  • MPAA Rating: Not Rated ()
  • Audio: English
  • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
  • English SDH, French, Spanish
  • Picture: Full Frame (1.33:1)
Francis the Talking Mule

  • Not Rated
  • Comedy Family Fantasy
  • 91min