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Here Come the Co-eds (1945)

Approved | | Comedy, Music, Sport | 2 February 1945 (USA)
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.


Jean Yarbrough


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




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 ... Honest Dan Murphy the Bookie
Bill Stern Bill Stern ... Bill Stern - Sports Announcer
Phil Spitalny Phil Spitalny ... Orchestra Leader
Evelyn Kaye Klein ... Evelyn (as Evelyn and Her Magic Violin)
Phil Spitalny and His All-Girl Orchestra Phil Spitalny and His All-Girl Orchestra ... Orchestra
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ruth Lee Ruth Lee ... Miss Holford (unconfirmed)


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


Comedy | Music | Sport


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Lou Costello, in his youth a basketball player who specialized in dead-eye free-throw shooting, pumped in many of the shots himself during the film's basketball game. See more »


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 »


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 »


Some Day We Will Remember
Lyrics by Jack Brooks
Music by Edgar Fairchild
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Busy, Bonkers Burlesque.
1 November 2010 | by hitchcockthelegendSee 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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Release Date:

2 February 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Here Come the Co-eds See more »


Box Office


$717,000 (estimated)
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Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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