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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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300 Cuddling Campus Cuties! See more »

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Comedy | Music | Musical

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 February 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Here Come the Co-eds 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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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

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 Fun on the Run (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

Some Day We Will Remember
Lyrics by Jack Brooks
Music by Edgar Fairchild
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Costello without a stuntman
1 October 2007 | by frankebeSee all my reviews

FINALLY Costello does something physically brilliant without rear-projection. Originally I did not want to bother with a review of this cute little piece of fluff, but I have to respond to the reviewer who thought the basketball episode was fake. ONLY the final throw is a matte-job, and this is SUPPOSED to be goofy. You can stop-action through all the other shots Costello makes and it's really him and the ball. Although the movie should have been better written, this turns out to have the most fulfilling Costello scene in all the 8 movies of Volume 1 and the first 5 of this volume (I haven't watched the last 3).

My two criticisms of the film itself are that some of the songs are boring, and the ending makes no sense. But it does have the Dance Escorts vaudeville scene, Car 13, Rolling the Dice, a song and almost-dance with Costello and Peggy Ryan, Under Covers sketch, Costello's version of Oyster Chowder, and some great solo dancing by Ryan. And personally, I liked the violin concerto because the close-ups show so well how cleverly a violinist must negotiate this piece.


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