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The Falcon and the Co-eds (1943)

Approved | | Crime, Mystery, Drama | 10 November 1943 (USA)
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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Marguerita Serena
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Jane Harris
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Mary Phoebus
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Dr. Anatole Graelich
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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
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Goodwillie, Bluecliff Driver (as Olin Howlin)
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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>

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Crime | Mystery | Drama

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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Goofs

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Quotes

Eustace L. Harley, the undertaker: Can I help you?
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[Noticing the funeral parlor]
Tom Lawrence, the Falcon: No thanks... Not just yet...
[Walking away]
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I Get The Neck Of The Chicken
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Written by Frank Loesser and Jimmy McHugh
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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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