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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
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 ...
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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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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

Eustace L. Harley, the undertaker: Can I help you?
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[Walking away]
Tom Lawrence, the Falcon: Thanks all the same.
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Connections

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

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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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Nice entry into the Falcon series
23 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Tom Conway is The Falcon in "The Falcon and the Co-eds," a 1943 addition to the serial that also featured several recognizable actresses who appeared in B movies - Rita Corday, Isabel Jewell and Jean Brooks. Dorothy Malone is a co-ed and is uncredited.

After a young woman appeals to Tom Lawrence (The Falcon) for help at her school, Bluecliff, where one suspicious death has taken place and a psychic student has predicted another one, she steals Tom's car to get him out to the school. Once there, he meets an interesting group of people, some of whom have secrets and others who act suspiciously. As foretold, another murder takes place, and it's up to The Falcon to sort things out. He usually does so before the police.

This is a pretty good mystery with some obvious stealing from the film "Rebecca," particularly the monologue about the sea that came right out of Danvers' mouth - and for the same purpose as here. There is also an overabundance of establishing shots of the sea and its high waves. However, it's still an enjoyable film. Tom Lawrence is without an annoying fiancée, instead being followed around by three young women, the Ughs, who help him out as well as sing. Frankly, I prefer them.

Conway isn't as smooth and debonair as his brother, George Sanders, but like his brother he has a beautiful speaking voice, is an attractive man, and flirts like crazy. His Falcon is more straightforward, and he's very likable. This is a very good series that always gives the viewer a relaxing hour-plus of watching.


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