Francis Joins the WACs

Story: Fifth installment of the Francis the Talking Mule comedy series. The Army screws up and sends Francis and bumble-headed friend to a WAC base resulting in all sorts of problems.

Scenery: The base scenes were filmed at Fort Ord, and included many local WACs as extras.


  • Director: Arthur Lubin (who also created the Mr. Ed talking horse TV series).
  • Stars: Donald O'Connor, Julia Adams, Mamie Van Doren, Chill Wills (voice of Francis and a live role), ZaSu Pitts.


  • Year: 1954
  • Studio: Universal International Pictures
  • Film: B&W
  • Aspect ratio: 2:1
  • Sound: mono
  • Running time: 94 min.


Information compiled from:
The Monterey Herald,
the Monterey County Film Commission, Leonard Maltin's Movie and Video Guide,
the Internet Movie Database,
and other sources.

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