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Zis Boom Bah (1941)

Passed | | Comedy, Music, Romance | 7 November 1941 (USA)
"Hey, kids, let's get together and put on a show!" That's the idea behind this raucous spoof about a vaudeville performer who goes to college to spy on her bratty son.

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Grace Hayes
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Peter Kendricks
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Mary Healy
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Skeets Skillhorn
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Annabella
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Mr. Kendricks (as Frank Elliot)
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Professor Warren (as Skeets Gallegher)
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Nick (as Benny Ruben)
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James J. Kane (as Ed Kane)
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Roland Dupree ...
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"Hey, kids, let's get together and put on a show!" That's the idea behind this raucous spoof about a vaudeville performer who goes to college to spy on her bratty son. Written by Alessandro Martini <alemartini@geocities.com>

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The film's scenario was written with Grace Hayes, who actually was from vaudeville, as the vaudevillian mother. Her real life son, Peter Lind Hayes, who was part of their act, as Grace Hayes film's son who goes off to college. The musical comedy film's plot had been proposed to the authors/screen writers as a vehicle for the pair by Peter Lind Hayes. See more »

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Zis Boom Bah
Tap Danced to by Roland Dupree (uncredited) and Benny Rubin (uncredited)...and most of the cast at various times in various tempos and arrangements. Accompanied by Peter Lind Hayes on the drums.
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Zis-Boom-Bah was made in 1941, remember that
6 August 2007 | by See all my reviews

It is a shame that some of the critics of these films fail to take into account the time period when they were made. It seems they try to evaluate them according to the skills and talent of the 2007 era. I find this movie very entertaining, and for the time when made quite appropriate. I went to the movies back in those days and yelled and laughed just as much as the rest of the audience, never once trying to find something wrong with the acting or screenplay. Take for instance the fact that the singing was fully understandable and made sense, as compared to much of the music today with repetitious unintelligible singing by mostly non well trained singers. Of course this is my opinion. As to the tap dancing, I do not remember seeing any of that skill lately.


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