Francis Goes to the Races 71 years old

A Riot of Laughs when Francis Talks to Horses - and gets the Winner of every Race!

Francis Goes to the Races

In this funny sequel to the popular Francis the Talking Mule, the talkative Mule and his pal Peter get a job working on a horse-breeder's ranch. They end up saving it from financial ruin when Francis, who has the inside track with the racehorses, provides Peter with names of the winners before the races are run. Sure enough Peter finds himself with a fistful of cash and uses it to buy a racehorse for the farm. Unfortunately, the horse he chooses is suffering from a debilitating lack of confidence. When not dealing with the mare, Peter finds time to court the horse breeder's niece and trying to avoid the gangsters who want in on the winnings.

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Francis Goes to the Races Cast

Name Character
Hayden Rorke He was 40, 76 years old when he died as Rogers
Piper Laurie She was 19, now 90 years old as Frances Travers
Donald O'Connor He was 25, 78 years old when he died as Peter Sterling
Cecil Kellaway He was 57, 79 years old when he died as Colonel Travers
Chill Wills He was 48, 76 years old when he died as Francis the Talking Mule (voice) (uncredited)
Barry Kelley He was 42, 82 years old when he died as Roy Square Deal Mallory
Jesse White He was 34, 80 years old when he died as Frank Damer
Lucille Barkley She was 25, 53 years old when she died as Elaine Van Renssaleer (uncredited)
Larry Keating He was 51, 64 years old when he died as Head Steward
Vaughn Taylor (actor) He was 41, 73 years old when he died as Chief Inspector Carrington
Vaughn Taylor (actor) He was 41, 73 years old when he died as Rogers

Francis Goes to the Races Crew

Name Department
Milton Carruth as Editor. He was 52 (73) years old when He died Editing
Robert Arthur as Story. He was 41 (76) years old when He died Writing
Oscar Brodney as Screenplay. He was 44 (100) years old when He died Writing
Arthur Lubin as Director. He was 52 (96) years old when He died Directing
Francis Goes to the Races poster
Francis Goes to the Races (71 years)

A Riot of Laughs when Francis Talks to Horses - and gets the Winner of every Race!

  • Release day: Tuesday, May 01, 1951
  • Runtime: 88 minutes