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The Falcon and the Co-eds (1943)

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Posing as an insurance investigator, Tom Lawrence investigates a murder of a teacher disguised as a suicide at a women's college.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tom Conway ...
Jean Brooks ...
Vicky Gaines
Rita Corday ...
Marguerita Serena
Amelita Ward ...
Jane Harris
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Mary Phoebus
George Givot ...
Dr. Anatole Graelich
Cliff Clark ...
Edward Gargan ...
Detective Bates (as Ed Gargan)
Barbara Brown ...
Miss Keyes
Nita Hunter ...
Second Ugh (as Juanita Alvarez)
Ruth Álvarez ...
First Ugh (as Ruth Alvarez)
Nancy McCollum ...
Third Ugh
Patti Brill ...
Beanie Smith
Olin Howland ...
Goodwillie, Bluecliff Driver (as Olin Howlin)
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Storyline

Tom Lawrence, the Falcon, is called to the Bluecliff School for young ladies to look into the murder of one of its professors (and hopefully cover up the scandal such a murder will entail). After his arrival murder strikes again. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

FOLLOW THE FALCON'S PURSUIT OF THE PHANTOM KILLER! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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Crime | Mystery | Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

10 November 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Eglima sto pathenagogeio  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In the previous Falcon film, released only months earlier, both Jean Brooks and Amelita Ward played different romantic romantic interests for Tom Conway. RKO must have believed filmgoers had a short memory. See more »

Goofs

The young ladies referred to in the title are in an all female institution, hence are technically not "co-eds". See more »

Quotes

Miss Hicks - Dormitory House Mother: [Heard offscreen, indignantly] The very idea! Two grown men frightening young girls!
[Then being shown pushing the two cops down the dorm hallway]
Miss Hicks - Dormitory House Mother: Aren't you ashamed of yourselves?
Detective Bates: [Protesting innocence] We didn't do nuthin', lady. We just walked through a door. We're police officers!
older faculty member: [Angrily] Peeping Toms, you mean!
Miss Hicks - Dormitory House Mother: [Scandalized] Policemen too - hiding behind your badges!
Inspector Timothy Donovan: [Being pushed down the stairs by faculty and students] Lady, if we had any place to hide, we'd be there!
Detective Bates: Yeah!
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Connections

Followed by The Falcon in Hollywood (1944) See more »

Soundtracks

Can't Take the Brooklyn Out of Me
(uncredited)
Sung by Amelita Ward
Performed at Bluecliff's Concert
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a great late-night mystery
18 May 2004 | by (Massachusetts) – See all my reviews

This was the first of the Falcon mystery series for me, and I found it very refreshing and entertaining. I've always appreciated the wonderful humor and wit of so many of the films of the forties, particularly the detective movies. And while this b-movie may not offer the seriousness or artistic styling that the film noir mystery genre of the era may have, it proves itself a wonderful way to spend an evening. The twists and turns of the plot are clever, but it is the acting and characters that really stand out. Conway brings a brilliant assuredness to the character of the Falcon which instantly reminded me of all my favorite British detectives -- a bit suave and yet self-effacing, calm, cool, and collected and yet not infallible. Furthermore, Bluecliff offered a enchanting and endearing look at a variety of memorable female characters, each playing off one another well and making a lovely counterpoint to the more reserved nature of the adults. The 3 Ughs are one of the great highlights of this film! All in all, a very fun film and one that has inspired me to watch even more of the Falcon series.


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