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Coleman Francis

Film Director / Actor / Screenwriter | * 01/24/1919 († 53, 01/15/1973) | Oklahoma, USA
Coleman C. Francis (January 24, 1919 – January 15, 1973) was an American actor, writer, producer and director. He was best known for his film trilogy consisting of The Beast of Yucca Flats (1961), The Skydivers (1963) and Red Zone Cuba (1966), all three of which were filmed in the general vicinity of Santa Clarita, California. Hallmarks of Francis' films include preoccupation with light aircraft and parachuting, coffee or cigarettes serving as props or centers of conversation and vigilante-style gunning down of suspects without trial at the films' conclusions. Francis and his films have gained a cult status as a result of their appearances on the comedy series Mystery Science Theater 3000, where they became infamous for their poor production values, repetitive plot devices, meandering and incomprehensible storylines, and stilted acting. Some critics have characterized Francis as being the worst director of all-time, even suggesting that he may surpass Ed Wood in terms of ineptitude. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Thriller | Crime

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Movies with Coleman Francis as Actor(14)

as R.J.1970 The Dirtiest Game
as Rotund Drunk1970 Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
as Coley1969 Body Fever
as Griffin / Narrator1966 Red Zone Cuba
as Big Ed Narzak / Mr. Miller1965 Lemon Grove Kids Meet the Monsters
as Harry Bonner1965 Motor Psycho
as Narrator (uncredited)1964 The Thrill Killers
as Spectator / Gunman in Plane (uncredited)1963 The Skydivers
as Narrator / Gas Station Attendant / Man Buying Newspaper (uncredited)1961 The Beast of Yucca Flats
as Capt. Prell1959 T-Bird Gang
as Detective1958 Stakeout on Dope Street
as Express Deliveryman1955 This Island Earth

TV Shows/Series with Coleman Francis as Actor(2)

Movies with Coleman Francis as Crew(8)

Directing/Director1966 Red Zone Cuba
Writing/Writer1966 Red Zone Cuba
Writing/Writer1963 The Skydivers
Directing/Director1963 The Skydivers
Directing/Director1961 The Beast of Yucca Flats
Production/Producer1961 The Beast of Yucca Flats
Editing/Editor1961 The Beast of Yucca Flats
Writing/Writer1961 The Beast of Yucca Flats

Born: Friday, 01/24 1919 (January) in Oklahoma
Died: Monday, 01/15 1973 (January) in Hollywood (aged: 53)
Zodiac sign: Aquarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Goat)
Other names for Coleman Francis (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"C. Francis"
"Colman Francis"
Coleman Francis frequently works together with these people:
Russ Meyer (8x, Crew)
Anthony Cardoza (7x, Actor)
Titus Moede (6x, Actor)
Austin McKinney (5x, Crew)
Ron Haydock (5x, Actor)
Lee Strosnider (4x, Crew)
Jack Webb (3x, Crew)
Herb Robins (3x, Actor)
Larry Aten (3x, Crew)
Andrew J. Fenady (3x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:495183, Added: 10/04/2018, Last updated: 08/09/2020