History Creator / ColemanFrancis

26th Aug '17 3:14:03 PM Ezclee4050
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Francis was a struggling actor, who had bit roles in films like ''Film/ThisIslandEarth'', but couldn't even score a film credit til appearing as a detective in Creator/RogerCorman's ''Stakeout on Dope Street''. At some point, he met up with a highly decorated artillery gunner named Anthony Cordoza, who had the money to finance Francis' films. Both would appear in the films as well.

All three films have been featured on ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''.

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Coleman Francis was a struggling (1919-1973) is regarded as the leading challenger to Creator/EdWood for the title of Worst Film Director of All-Time. Starting out as an actor, who he struggled to find work. He had bit roles in films like ''Film/ThisIslandEarth'', but couldn't ''Film/ThisIslandEarth''. He didn't even score a film credit til appearing as a detective in Creator/RogerCorman's ''Stakeout on Dope Street''. At Wanting to try his hand at filmmaking, at some point, point he met up with a highly decorated artillery gunner named Anthony Cordoza, Cardoza, who had the money to finance Francis' films. Both would appear in the films as well.

All He directed three films films, and all of them have been featured on ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''.
30th Jun '17 4:09:11 PM MagBas
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[[Horrible/{{Film}} Imagine the worst possible film you can.]] Pretty awful, right? Now imagine that film is just the best film in an achingly bad film trilogy [[ThematicSeries linked only by the director]] (who also happens to be writer, producer and star), and a bizarre emphasis on coffee, light aircraft and soul-crushing tragedy. You now have an inkling of what the Coleman Francis trilogy is like.



Each of Coleman Francis' films easily fall alongside such "gems" as ''Film/BabyGeniuses'', ''Film/MonsterAGoGo'', or ''Film/BattlefieldEarth'', but what makes them really notable is that he managed to produce three of them, each utterly terrible, but in completely different ways. All three films have been featured on ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', [[{{Hellevator}} elevating]] Francis into that elite circle of bad movie directors that also includes Uwe Boll, [[Film/ManosTheHandsOfFate Hal P. Warren]], Creator/EdWood, Creator/HerschellGordonLewis, [[Film/TheRoom Tommy Wiseau]], [[Film/{{Birdemic}} James Nyugen]], Creator/SeltzerAndFriedberg, and many more.

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Each of Coleman Francis' films easily fall alongside such "gems" as ''Film/BabyGeniuses'', ''Film/MonsterAGoGo'', or ''Film/BattlefieldEarth'', but what makes them really notable is that he managed to produce three of them, each utterly terrible, but in completely different ways. All three films have been featured on ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', [[{{Hellevator}} elevating]] Francis into that elite circle of bad movie directors that also includes Uwe Boll, [[Film/ManosTheHandsOfFate Hal P. Warren]], Creator/EdWood, Creator/HerschellGordonLewis, [[Film/TheRoom Tommy Wiseau]], [[Film/{{Birdemic}} James Nyugen]], Creator/SeltzerAndFriedberg, and many more.
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12th Jun '17 10:58:43 AM erforce
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-->--'''Tom Servo''', ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''

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-->--'''Tom -->-- '''Tom Servo''', ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''



Each of Coleman Francis' films easily fall alongside such "gems" as ''Film/BabyGeniuses'', ''Film/MonsterAGoGo'', or ''Film/BattlefieldEarth'', but what makes them really notable is that he managed to produce three of them, each utterly terrible, but in completely different ways. All three films have been featured on ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', [[{{Hellevator}} elevating]] Francis into that elite circle of bad movie directors that also includes Uwe Boll, [[Film/ManosTheHandsOfFate Hal P. Warren]], Creator/EdWood, [[Film/MonsterAGoGo Herschell Gordon Lewis]], [[Film/TheRoom Tommy Wiseau]], [[Film/{{Birdemic}} James Nyugen]], Creator/SeltzerAndFriedberg, and many more.

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Each of Coleman Francis' films easily fall alongside such "gems" as ''Film/BabyGeniuses'', ''Film/MonsterAGoGo'', or ''Film/BattlefieldEarth'', but what makes them really notable is that he managed to produce three of them, each utterly terrible, but in completely different ways. All three films have been featured on ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', [[{{Hellevator}} elevating]] Francis into that elite circle of bad movie directors that also includes Uwe Boll, [[Film/ManosTheHandsOfFate Hal P. Warren]], Creator/EdWood, [[Film/MonsterAGoGo Herschell Gordon Lewis]], Creator/HerschellGordonLewis, [[Film/TheRoom Tommy Wiseau]], [[Film/{{Birdemic}} James Nyugen]], Creator/SeltzerAndFriedberg, and many more.
18th Feb '17 10:14:51 AM AnotherGuy
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Francis was a struggling actor, who had bit roles in films like ''Film/ThisIslandEarth'', but couldn't even score a film credit til appearing as a detective in Creator/RogerCorman's ''Stakeout on Dope Street''. At some point, he met up with a highly decorated artillery gunner named Anthony Cordoza, who had the money to finance Francis' films. Both would appear in the films as well.
18th Feb '17 10:11:20 AM AnotherGuy
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His death was as dark and murky as his films: according to co-producer Anthony Cardoza, he was found one day dead in the back of a station wagon, with a plastic bag around his bag and tube going into his throat (or around his neck, Cardoza never bothered to find out which because they were on the outs at the time.)
26th Nov '16 1:06:01 PM MarkLungo
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* NeverSuicide: Francis allegedly died in 1973 of arteriosclerosis, but his body was found in the back of a station wagon with a plastic bag over his head and a tube going into his mouth or around his throat.

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* NeverSuicide: Francis died in 1973, allegedly died in 1973 of arteriosclerosis, but his body was found in the back of a station wagon with a plastic bag over his head and a tube going into his mouth or around his throat.
26th Nov '16 1:04:14 PM MarkLungo
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* ''Film/RedZoneCuba'' (''Night Train to Mundo Fine'')

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* ''Film/RedZoneCuba'' (''Night (aka ''Night Train to Mundo Fine'')



** Francis appeared in a bit part in ''ThisIslandEarth''.

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** Francis appeared in a bit part in ''ThisIslandEarth''.''Film/ThisIslandEarth''.
27th Aug '16 1:08:17 PM DuckDuckNoose
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* PropRecycling: Alleged actor Eric "I ''like'' coffee!" Tomlin's white Ford Ranchero appears in both ''Yucca Flats'' and ''Skydivers''. In ''Film/RedZoneCuba'', it shows up again later (this time with its top up) as a police car.
24th May '16 8:24:17 AM AnotherGuy
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* NeverSuicide: Francis allegedly died in 1973 of arteriosclerosis, but his body was found in the back of a station wagon with a plastic bag over his head and a tube going into his mouth or around his throat.
-->'''Anthony Cardoza:''' I don't know if he committed suicide, or ... I have no idea. Never looked it up because we were on the outs at the time.
6th Nov '15 5:38:16 AM JamesAustin
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Each of Coleman Francis' films easily fall alongside such "gems" as ''Film/BabyGeniuses'', ''Film/MonsterAGoGo'', ''Film/OldDogs'', or ''Film/BattlefieldEarth'', but what makes them really notable is that he managed to produce three of them, each utterly terrible, but in completely different ways. All three films have been featured on ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', [[{{Hellevator}} elevating]] Francis into that elite circle of bad movie directors that also includes Uwe Boll, [[Film/ManosTheHandsOfFate Hal P. Warren]], Creator/EdWood, [[Film/MonsterAGoGo Herschell Gordon Lewis]], [[Film/TheRoom Tommy Wiseau]], [[Film/{{Birdemic}} James Nyugen]], SeltzerAndFriedberg, and many more.

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Each of Coleman Francis' films easily fall alongside such "gems" as ''Film/BabyGeniuses'', ''Film/MonsterAGoGo'', ''Film/OldDogs'', or ''Film/BattlefieldEarth'', but what makes them really notable is that he managed to produce three of them, each utterly terrible, but in completely different ways. All three films have been featured on ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', [[{{Hellevator}} elevating]] Francis into that elite circle of bad movie directors that also includes Uwe Boll, [[Film/ManosTheHandsOfFate Hal P. Warren]], Creator/EdWood, [[Film/MonsterAGoGo Herschell Gordon Lewis]], [[Film/TheRoom Tommy Wiseau]], [[Film/{{Birdemic}} James Nyugen]], SeltzerAndFriedberg, Creator/SeltzerAndFriedberg, and many more.
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