Cinema: The New Pictures, Aug. 18, 1952

Francis Goes to West Point (Universal-International). Francis the talking mule is now attending the U.S. Military Academy, after having helped defeat the Japanese army in Burma (Francis) and parlay two dollars into $25,000 (Francis Goes to the Races). By tutoring his sidekick in algebra, biology and French, Francis helps Donald O'Connor rise from bottom man in his class of 687 to honor plebe. Francis also straightens out romantic complications between Donald and the commandant's daughter, gives the West Point salute by raising his tail, and helps the Army sink the Navy through his...

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