Francis Goes to West Point is a 1952 black-and-white comedic fantasy film directed by Arthur Lubin. The film is the third installment in the series featuring a talking mule. Peter Stirling (Donald O'Connor) is thrilled when he learns he has earned a full scholarship to the famed military academy, West Point. However, as soon as Peter enrolls and becomes a cadet he realizes he may be in over his head. To compound his situation, Francis, a talking mule, has followed Peter to the academy. Francis wants to help Peter succeed at the academy, but often ends up making Peter's situations more difficult than they were in the first place. Francis is well-liked at the academy, and Peter struggles to make friends. When Francis is offered a prestigious place at the school, Peter finds himself very jealous. Is West Point big enough for both Francis and Peter, or will one of them have to leave?