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Here Come the Co-eds (1945)

Two bumblers become caretakers at an all-girls college. During their misadventures, the duo raise money to free the school from its traditionally-minded landlord.

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Two bumblers become caretakers at an all-girls college. During their misadventures, the duo raise money to free the school from its traditionally-minded landlord.

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2 February 1945 (USA)  »

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Abbott e Costello Desportistas  »

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$717,000 (estimated)
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Just before his comic song-and-dance with Peggy Ryan, Lou Costello jokes, "I feel just like Donald O'Connor!" This is an in-joke reference to the series of films Universal was then making with O'Connor and Ryan as co-stars, copying the formula of the Mickey Rooney-Judy Garland films at MGM. See more »

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The film's title is a misnomer. A "co-ed" is a female student attending a gender-mixed college -- but Bixby is an all-girl school and therefore none of its students are co-eds. See more »

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Oliver Quackenbush: I really don't like dancing because it's nothing but hugging set to music.
Woman in Trailer: What don't you like about it?
Oliver Quackenbush: The music.
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References Wandering Willies (1926) See more »

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Jumping On A Saturday Night
Lyrics by Jack Brooks
Music by Edgar Fairchild
Performed by Peggy Ryan
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Energetic A&C
27 April 2012 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Costello certainly earns his money in this lively romp. Between getting knocked into potted palms or whirled around like a spinning top, his sight gags fly thick and fast. The plot has the boys joining a girl's school as caretakers, and then working to save the school from bankruptcy by outwitting (sort of) crooked gamblers.

It's a good chance to catch teen fashions, circa 1945, as the co-eds parade around in casual wear of the day. Universal certainly stocked the screen with a crowd of young lovelies to look at. Still, my money's on the hugely talented Peggy Ryan who steals the show with her mugging and sprightly dancing. She's a perfect foil for the equally versatile Costello. Too bad her movie career was so brief. Also, there's Phil Spitalny and His All-Girl Orchestra. They're a matter of taste, but Evelyn sure knows how to saw away on her Magic Violin.

Anyway, it's a fast 90-minutes, with the boys in fine energetic form, along with an excellent supporting cast, especially with baddies like Dingle and Chaney, and the expected whirlwind finish.


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