Francis Goes to the Races

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Francis Goes to the Races ★★½ 1951

The second in the talking-mule series finds O'Connor and Francis taking up residence on Kellaway's failing horse ranch. When mobsters seize control of the property to pay off a debt, Francis decides to check with the horses at the Santa Anita race track and find a sure winner to bet on. 88m/B VHS, DVD . Donald O'Connor, Piper Laurie, Cecil Kellaway, Jesse White, Barry Kelley, Hayden Rorke, Vaughn Taylor, Larry Keating; D: Arthur Lubin; W: Oscar Brodney; M: Frank Skinner; V: Chill Wills.