Welcome to the official facebook page of the west point department of history. Donald oconnor and molly in francis goes to west point 1952 lori nelson. Her rather distasteful memory of the film comes from montgomery trying to take liberties with her while the film was shooting. Yet in the pages of the little flowers, the one who is called the jester of the lord is not francis, but the saints disciple brother juniper. Francis, the th century monk known as the founder of the franciscan order. Obituaries death notices newspaper obituaries online. Shortlists the 45 best booktofilm adaptations ever. Francis rehabilitation is here to ensure the health of families in west point, ne, and the surrounding communities. Unlike the west point tv series of the 1950s which used both actors and real cadets, this uses only real cadets, including me. The distinctive voice of francis is a voiceover by actor chill wills this is third film in universalinternationals francis the talking mule series. Francis goes to west point is a 1952 american blackandwhite comedy film from universalinternational, produced by leonard goldstein, directed by arthur lubin, and starring donald oconnor, lori nelson, alice kelley, and gregg palmer. Francis goes to west point 1952 real arthur lubin donald o connor lori nelson alice kelley. Francis is francesco, giullare di dio, francis, gods jester.
Bush completed its first combat deployment in support of operations enduring freedom and new dawn. As soon as francis goes to the races was completed, oscar brodney was reported in april 1951 as working on a west point film story for the next francis feature. Graeme cliffords frances tells the story of a smalltown girl who tasted the glory of hollywood and the exhilaration of broadway and then went on to lead a life during which everything went wrong. A year later, in september 2017, 99yearold johnson was honored by nasa, with the dedication of a new research building which is named after her the katherine g. This is a sequel to universalinternationals francis.
The talking mule foils atomicplant saboteurs and tutors his master donald oconnor at the u. Francis goes to west point is een amerikaanse film uit 1952 van arthur lubin met. Overview of francis goes to west point, 1952, directed by arthur lubin, with donald oconnor, lori nelson, alice kelley, at turner classic movies. Francis of assisi is a biographic film based upon the life of st. Francis goes to west point 1952 arthur lubin, donald o.
Here you will find information and media highlighting the. Adapted from a short story by novelist and screenwriter dave eggars, the idea for the film was originally conceived when radio host ira glass, from the radio show this american life. Francis goes to west point 1952 the talking mule foils atomicplant saboteurs and tutors his master donald oconnor at the u. Winners best picture winners golden globes emmys san diego comiccon new york comiccon sundance film festival toronto intl film festival awards central festival central all events. This penultimate film by director michael curtiz, perhaps best known for his 1942 casablanca, is a verbose, routine religious drama on the life of st. Francis goes to west point 11 x 17 movie poster style a. The smartalec talking mule and his human companion get into all kinds of trouble in this comedy.
Francis goes to west point 1952 directed by arthur. Jewel franklin guy july 26, 1926 april 6, 2015, known professionally as james best, was an american television, film, stage, and voice actor, as well as a writer, director, acting coach, artist, college professor, and musician. Francis goes to west point, donald oconnor, alice kelley, lori nelson, 1952. West point recruiting film from when i was a cadet john. Leonard nimoy in francis goes to west point 1952 youtube. Peter stirling gets an appointment to west point, and francis goes too, as the mascot. Francis at the point was founded in october 1984 by faithful christians desiring to maintain the traditional doctrine, discipline and worship of the traditional protestant episcopal church. The setting is military school, with francis missing in action far too much of the time, as well as most of the laughs, apparently. The films big question is will the confederates, led by joseph cotton, desert at the first opportunity and head to confederate texas to make their way back to georgia in order to rejoin in the fabled lost cause by fighting to stop shermans march of destruction to the sea. Francis goes to west point 1952 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Doris goes to west point and meets gordon the west point story should have been shot in color, is all i can think when i watch it. Donald oconnor once again stars as peter sterling, who with the garrulous francis helps prevent the destruction of an atomic energy plant.
So on that note, francis goes to west point is worth a look. The distinctive voice of francis is a voiceover by actor chill wills. Located in west point, new york at the united states military academy. This comprehensive list of movies includes all of the films that i watched and tv shows that i completed during september 2019. Francis goes to west point alchetron, the free social. It is a tragedy without a villain, a sad story with no moral except that there, but for the grace of. Its a shame that more entertainment was not accomplished with this formula, as donald o connor. Francis goes to west point is the third entry in universals moneyspinning series about a talking mule. Francis the talking mule gets his owner in and out of trouble while he is taking basic training at west point. He explained that gene kelly, who codirected the 1952.
Francis goes to the races is a 1951 american blackandwhite comedy film from universalinternational, produced by leonard goldstein, directed by arthur lubin, that stars donald oconnor, piper laurie, and cecil kellaway. Finally, a way to convey to people what west point was like back then both at west point and the publics view of west point then. Enjoy a rich lineup of tv shows and movies included with your prime membership. Universal pictures company universalinternational firm. The third in the francis the talking mule series is yet another ordinary affair, with nothing much to recommend in it. Francis goes to west point 1952 cast and crew moviefone.
Its not history but ten gentlemen from west point holds up well as actionadventure entertainment. The third entry in the talking mule series finds o. Oconnor was frequently asked how he came to dance as he did in the make em laugh number. Deluxe clothbound edition with exclusive map endpapers. Francis goes to west point 1952 the movie database. Francis goes to west point 1952 directed by arthur lubin. Watch francis goes to west point now on your favorite device. As a reward, peter is given a scholarship to west point, where he quickly distinguishes himself as the military academys biggest foulup. Francis goes to west point 1952 backdrops the movie. Francis the talking mule gets his owner in and out of trouble while he is taking basic. As usual, the funniest scenes involve chill wills voice as the mule and his interactions with not only donald oconnor but some of the supporting players who discover francis talking to them.
It all begins when his owner begins basic training at west point. Franciscan care services is hometown healthcare you can count on. This ultimate west point reference book is a wealth of information on all 72,4 west point graduates from 18022015, including 218 graduating class mottos and crests, west point ancestry, usma leadership, medal of honor graduates and more. In october 2001, we expanded and dedicated a new church for worship.1482 401 1222 1393 1079 1390 813 500 107 113 322 1172 1100 1343 1261 1209 431 1255 1448 344 1003 358 1604 1479 1333 406 166 793 780 425 421