Francis Covers the Big Town

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Francis Covers the Big Town
Francis Covers the Big Town FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Arthur Lubin
Produced by Leonard Goldstein
Written by Oscar Brodney (story and screenplay)
David Stern (characters)
Starring Donald O'Connor
Yvette Duguay
Gene Lockhart
Nancy Guild
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release dates
  • June 17, 1953 (1953-06-17)
Running time 86 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $1.8 million (US)[1]

Francis Covers the Big Town is a 1953 American comedy film directed by Arthur Lubin and starring Donald O'Connor, Yvette Duguay and Gene Lockhart. It is the fourth in a series of films about the misadventures of a young man, played by O'Connor, and his friend Francis, a talking mule, voiced by Chill Wills. Peter Stirling lands a job at a New York newspaper and gets framed for a murder.



  1. ^ 'The Top Box Office Hits of 1953', Variety, January 13, 1954

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