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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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Complete credited cast:
Tom Conway ...
Jean Brooks ...
Vicky Gaines
Rita Corday ...
Marguerita Serena
Amelita Ward ...
Jane Harris
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)


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 <>

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THRILLS UPON THRILLS! (original print ad - all caps) See more »


Crime | Mystery | Drama


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Release Date:

10 November 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Falcon and the Co-eds  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


Towards the end of the film, The Falcon and Vicky Gaines are walking along the studio cliff top path (with back projection scenery), discussing Dr. Graelich's marriage to gain access to the U.S. The next shot has him following them on the actual uphill and uneven cliff top path, with his hair disheveled from the breeze. However, when he then joins them, his hair is neatly combed and he answers the question concerning his marriage, notwithstanding he could not possibly have heard their discussion as he was some yards away on the cliff path at the time. See more »


Tom Lawrence, the Falcon: [Introducing himself] Tom Lawrence, and I hope you'll forgive my stupid mistake.
Vicky Gaines: I'm afraid I was rather rude.
Tom Lawrence, the Falcon: It takes a very unusual woman to be rude and charming at the same time.
Tom Lawrence, the Falcon: [Curtly] You use compliments to teach to me, Mr. Lawrence.
[She walks away]
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Follows The Falcon's Brother (1942) See more »


Can't Take the Brooklyn Out of Me
Sung by Amelita Ward
Performed at Bluecliff's Concert
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Good fun if not great art
18 January 2003 | by (Moyock NC) – See all my reviews

I have to admit that I am an unabashed fan of Tom Conway. For the most part, Falcon movies are highly entertaining. Certainly no one will ever confuse a `Falcon' movie with great art, but it is impossible to watch them and not be amused. In this case the interaction between the Falcon and the three Ughs is terrific, humorous and, in its manner, touching. I can not help but smile as the young women of Blue Cliff cast eyes at the famous and romantic Falcon.

As with most `Falcon' movies the plot is secondary. You watch to see Tom Lawrence out smart the police (ably played by Cliff Clark and Ed Gargen), flirt with pretty women (Jean Brooks) and in general act as a proto-Bond (without the gadgets and violence).

If you want to a new view of life, look for a Bergman film. If you wish to see film as art I would recommend The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. If you want to spend a fun evening with a loved one (or ones) and a bowl of Orville with root beer, it is hard to beat a Falcon movie, and this is a good example of the serial.

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