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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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Diane Kirkland
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Evelyn Kaye Klein ...
Evelyn (as Evelyn and Her Magic Violin)
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Miss Holford (unconfirmed)
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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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$717,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Recording)

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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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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Connections

Edited into Oysters and Muscles (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

Jumping On A Saturday Night
Lyrics by Jack Brooks
Music by Edgar Fairchild
Performed by Peggy Ryan
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Busy, Bonkers Burlesque.
1 November 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Here Come The Co-Eds is a film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. It's directed by Jean Yarbrough and acting support comes from Peggy Ryan, Martha O'Driscoll, June Vincent, Lon Chaney Jr. & Donald Cook. Plot finds the bumbling duo at Bixby College for young ladies, where they get involved in numerous escapades in trying to save the school from closure.

Easily one of Abbott and Costello's best film's, Here Come the Co-Eds finds the boys hitting the high laugh standards they set themselves at their peak. Even the familiar routines are given new life as they seem to respond well to Yarbrough's smooth direction. Top moments are a glue based kitchen sequence, a wrestling match, a basketball game and an excellent boat (on the road) chase finale. Film is boosted considerably by the presence of Phil Spitalny's all-girl 'Hour of Charm' orchestra and the sprightly Peggy Ryan. The latter of which helps provide a show stopper of a tap routine at the basketball match.

Tomfoolery unbound, and with a good production value to boot, this is classic A&C and prescribed to lift the blues. 8/10


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