Robert Francis

  1. Dennis Hopper, Giant, 1955.
  2.  Don Dubbins, Tribute To A Bad Man, 1956.      After just four films (The Caine   Mutiny, The Long Gary Line, etc), Francis was killed at age 25, crashing his private plane during the two month break in shooting while director Robert Wise searched for a replacement for an obstreperous Spencer Tracy. Now Wise needed a second substitute.
  3. Jud(son) Taylor, Attack, 1956.       Breaking through – opposite Hollywood’s elite: Humphrey Bogart, José Ferrer, Van Johnson, Fred MacMurray – in The Caine Mutiny, 1953, Francis was killed before shooting started when the plane he was piloting lost power and crashed into an LA parking lot. He had made a mere four films – compared to James Dean’s seven.


 Birth year: 1930Death year: 1955Other name: Casting Calls:  3