Francis in the Haunted House


Comedy / Family / Fantasy

Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 40%
IMDb Rating 5.6 10 311

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May 09, 2022 at 10:11 PM



Mickey Rooney as David Prescott
Richard Deacon as Jason
David Janssen as Police Lieutenant Hopkins
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732.26 MB
English 2.0
24 fps
1 hr 19 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by bkoganbing 4 / 10

A Mule Is an animal with long funny ears.

The Francis the talking mule series came to a limp end with both Donald O'Connor and Chill Wills as the voice of the mule no longer in the series. Mickey Rooney somehow got talked into this very silly film and to compensate overacted outrageously as to not have the mule steal any scenes. And stealing scenes from Rooney was not easy.

No longer an army mule Francis is put out to pasture and he meets an old friend in Mickey Rooney. He meets him to tell him a murder has been committed and to leave town yesterday lest he get involved. Of course Rooney the boy scout tells the cops and then spends the rest of the film trying to explain he heard it from a mule. The more he explains the more he's suspected.

In fact several more murders occur and it all centers around a haunted Scottish castle something like the one that Eugene Palette moved to Florida in The Ghost Goes West. All the stuff from Universal's Gothic horror days, sets and props, come into play as Rooney decides to solve the mystery.

It's all real silly, in fact the whole series was kind of silly. Francis In The Haunted House sputters the series to an ignominious conclusion.

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle 4 / 10

never heard of this

Francis the Talking Mule witnesses a murder and calls bumbling reporter David Prescott (Mickey Rooney). Francis knew David's uncle and only intends to warn him. David can't help but get involved. The police suspects David as he uncovers the secrets of the crime.

I've never heard of this ridiculous franchise. The first six movies has director Arthur Lubin, Donald O'Connor, and the voice of Chill Wills. This became the last one in the series. I'm guessing that the old team disbanded for various reason and the studio tried to reboot it with a star like Rooney. The plot doesn't make much sense. It's not a good origin story and is only a bad Scooby Doo adventure. Having Rooney talk to a mule seems to be a fun concept and there is some merit in that. Heck, Mr. Ed had a successful run on TV a few years after this. Sadly, not much of this movie works.

Reviewed by r96sk 5 / 10

Finally, six follow-ups later: the end of the 'Francis' series

This series should've ended after the exits of Donald O'Connor, Arthur Lubin and Chill Wills.

That's not to say that this is any worse than what that trio created together though; I'd say 'Francis in the Haunted House' is better than 'Francis Goes to West Point', in fact.

Mickey Rooney is actually a fairly decent replacement for O'Connor, though it never feels right that the other geezer isn't involved; it's his lead spot, for better or worse. No-one else on the cast sticks out - if I had to pick one: James Flavin.

Finally, six follow-ups later: the end of the 'Francis' series. An interesting (?) time capsule, given the amount of sequels, from the early 1950s, but a series that never quite reaches a positive level in my eyes. 'Francis Goes to the Races' is comfortably the best one (relative, as still not good), the rest will be forgotten.

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