Francis in the Navy

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Francis in the Navy
Theatrical release lobby title card
Directed by Arthur Lubin
Produced by Stanley Rubin
Written by Devery Freeman
David Stern
Starring Donald O'Connor
Martha Hyer
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release dates
  • August 24, 1955 (1955-08-24)
Running time 80 min.
Country United States
Language English

Francis in the Navy is a 1955 Universal Pictures black-and-white comedy film produced by Stanley Rubin and directed by Arthur Lubin. The film stars Donald O'Connor, Martha Hyer, and marked the first credited film role of Clint Eastwood.[1] The distinctive voice of Francis is a voice-over by actor Chill Wills.

In this sixth film in Universal's Francis the Talking Mule series U.S. Army officer Lt. Peter Sterling gets mistaken for his lookalike in the U.S. Navy, Bosun's Mate 'Slicker' Donevan. With old pal Francis, Sterling continues his misadventures, this time in the Navy.


Francis film series[edit]

DVD releases[edit]

The first four Francis films were released in 2004 by Universal Pictures on Region 1 and Region 4 DVD as The Adventures of Francis the Talking Mule Vol. 1; several years later, Universal released all 7 Francis films as a set on three Region 1 and Region 4 DVDs, Francis The Talking Mule: The Complete Collection.


  1. ^ Eliot (2009), p. 35


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