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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)
Eddie Kane ...
James J. Kane (as Ed Kane)
Leonard Sues ...
Noisey
Roland Dupree ...
Pee Wee
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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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Comedy | Music | Romance

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7 November 1941 (USA)  »

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College Days  »

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The character "Nick" played by Benny Rubin (Ruben) who tap-dances his way through this film is made up to look like a college kid but is actually 42 years old in this film. See more »

Soundtracks

Put Your Trust in the Moon
by Joan Baldwin & Charles R. Callender
A.S.C.A.P.
Sung by Peter Lind Hayes (uncredited) and Mary Healy (uncredited)
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Nothing new but the music.
4 November 2001 | by See all my reviews

The main portion of this lightweight musical story is located at fictional Midwick College, which Peter Kendricks (Peter Lind Hayes) attends due to the largesse of stage actress Grace Hayes, his real-life mother who fills the same role here, and who manages to supply his love interest through her secretary Mary (Healy) who is his real-life wife. Drably directed from a weak script, and additionally hampered by excessive cutting and poor editing, this film does provide some treasures among its eight songs, including the title number, and has nice turns by soprano Healy, Benny Rubin as a snack shop proprietor, and the dynamic tap dancing Roland Dupree.


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