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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
Amelita Ward ...
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 ...
Third Ugh
Patti Brill ...
Beanie Smith
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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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FOLLOW THE FALCON'S PURSUIT OF THE PHANTOM KILLER! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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Crime | Mystery | Drama

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10 November 1943 (USA)  »

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Eglima sto pathenagogeio  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The fourth of five Falcon films with Cliff Clark as Inspector Donovan and the seventh of eight with Edward Gargan as Detective Bates. 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

Tom Lawrence, the Falcon: [Seeing Donovan and Marguerita struggling to get out of a compromising position in a chair] Timothy, I'm surprised at you!
Inspector Timothy Donovan: [Trying to find an excuse] She broke in here after something.
Tom Lawrence, the Falcon: Did she get it?
Inspector Timothy Donovan: [Bewildered] Search me!
Tom Lawrence, the Falcon: Searching her would be more to the point.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Can't Take the Brooklyn Out of Me
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Sung by Amelita Ward
Performed at Bluecliff's Concert
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Good mystery
3 June 2004 | by (Corrales, NM) – See all my reviews

Unlike many of the other entries in the Tom Conway Falcon series, The Falcon and the Co-eds rises above mediocracy and delivers a good solid "B" mystery to the audience. The plot is decent, the acting is reasonably good, and interesting camera work contribute to an enjoyable viewing. There are sufficient clues and enough suspects to challenge the viewer to solve the mystery before the detective. Today's audience may find the treatment of young college women as sexist but such depictions probably represent mainstream society at the time. I have not recommended many of these Tom Conway Falcon movies, but I do this one. The scene in which the murderer is revealed is especially good.


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