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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>

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

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Crime | Mystery | Drama

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Approved | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

10 November 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Eglima sto pathenagogeio  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The use of a "stable" of actors was an accepted practice among movie studios and production companies. This concept was common to stage performances and radio programming as well. Orson Welles had his Mercury Theater performers revolving through his films and on-air dramatizations. In fact, all the studios used this concept, as did RKO in the "Falcon" series. It was nothing exceptional to audiences to see familiar faces in various episodic roles. See more »

Goofs

In the last cliff top scenes, the Falcon is walking along the cliff top, but the background scenery does not move showing him to be walking on a treadmill. See more »

Quotes

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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Connections

Followed by The Falcon in San Francisco (1945) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh Dear What Can the Matter Be?
(aka "Johnny So Long at the Fair") (uncredited)
Traditional
Arranged by Dave Dreyer
Sung by the Three Ughs - Nancy McCollum, Nita Hunter and Ruth Álvarez
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One of the Best
23 November 2009 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Arguably the best of the Falcon series. The movie's a fast-paced, highly entertaining blend of mystery, atmosphere, and gentle humor. And who in production had the casting inspiration for the three little Ugh girls. Their bits are utterly charming as they pipe up like syncopated petunias. And I wasn't even put off by all the girls at the school mooning over a very dapper Tom Conway, apparently dividing his time here with Val Lewton's great horror films. He's perfectly cast as the urbane sleuth.

Rita Corday also shows some acting chops as well as beauty as the spooky Marguerita. Her psychic moments provide a good atmospheric touch. Also, those seaside scenes, especially along the cliffs, add a lot of local color. And speaking of atmosphere, credit that fine RKO team of art director D'Agostino and set decorator Silvera for taking time out from the Lewton series. Those quaking bushes, moody pathways, and elaborate interiors typify their expert hand. On a lesser note, the whodunit is rather routine, but develops into an exciting climax. At the same time, the cop humor from Clark and Gargan is thankfully understated for a change.

Anyway, in my little book, the movie's a minor gem among the many detective series of the movie-drenched 1930's and 40's.


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