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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.

Director:

Jean Yarbrough

Writers:

John Grant (screenplay), Edmund L. Hartmann (original story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bud Abbott ... Slats McCarthy
Lou Costello ... Oliver Quackenbush
Peggy Ryan ... Patty Gayle
Martha O'Driscoll ... Molly McCarthy
June Vincent ... Diane Kirkland
Lon Chaney Jr. ... Johnson (as Lon Chaney)
Donald Cook ... Dean Larry Benson
Charles Dingle ... Jonathan Kirkland
Richard Lane ... Near-sighted Man at Ballroom
Joe Kirk Joe Kirk ... Honest Dan Murphy the Bookie
Bill Stern Bill Stern ... Bill Stern - Sports Announcer
Phil Spitalny Phil Spitalny ... Orchestra Leader
Evelyn Kaye Klein Evelyn Kaye Klein ... Evelyn (as Evelyn and Her Magic Violin)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ruth Lee Ruth Lee ... Miss Holford (unconfirmed)
Phil Spitalny and His All-Girl Orchestra Phil Spitalny and His All-Girl Orchestra ... Orchestra
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

They're the Teacher's Petters...In a Girl's School! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music | Musical

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 February 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Abbott e Costello Desportistas See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$717,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

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 »

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 Kitchen Mechanics (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

Jumping On A Saturday Night
Lyrics by Jack Brooks
Music by Edgar Fairchild
Performed by Peggy Ryan
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Here come the Coeds produced two Castle Film Shorts in 1949!
24 November 2013 | by ducatimatz28See all my reviews

Castle films extracted the best scenes from this feature and made two 8mm/16mm shorts "Fun on the Run" and "Oysters and Muscles" for the home film market.This was done in 1949 and both titles were among the most popular of all the A&C Castle shorts.If you look up on Ebay you can see both titles listed numerous times during the year.Most are regular 8mm,as 16mm sound was usually to expensive for the average home market user.

I have collected 16mm Castle Films since the 1960's.Before VHS & DVD,s came along, 16mm optical sound track was basically the only format for showing sound edition prints. When super 8mm came on the scene in the later 60's you could buy magnetic sound super 8 prints...

It was reported that after A&C had split up and weren't under contract to Universal pictures any longer;Lou Costello sued Castle Films for unpaid royalties he believed were due him from Castle's Home Market sales.I believe it was never settled as Costello died in 1959 and Castle Films continued on well into the 70's before becoming Universal 8...s.m.


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