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Subject: Film director Coleman Francis was born 100 years ago today (died 1973)


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Date Posted: Thursday, January 24, 11:30:28am
In reply to: Other birthdays, Jan. 24- 's message, "Fiddler Doug Kershaw is 83. Singer Ray Stevens is 80" on Thursday, January 24, 11:26:20am

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), Red Zone Cuba (1966), all three of which were filmed in the general Santa Clarita, California area and used preoccupation with light aircraft and parachuting, coffee or cigarettes serving as a prop or a center of conversation, and a vigilante-style gunning down of suspects without a trial to conclude the film as frequent motifs.

Francis and his films have gained a cult status as a result of their appearances on Mystery Science Theater 3000, and have been often criticized for their abysmal production values, repetitive plot devices, murky picture quality, and stilted acting. Some critics have characterized Francis' films among the all-time worst, even suggesting that he may surpass Ed Wood in terms of ineptitude.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coleman_Francis

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