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Zis Boom Bah (1941)

Approved | | 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.

Director:

William Nigh

Writers:

Connie Lee (original story), Harvey Gates (original story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Grace Hayes ... Grace Hayes
Peter Lind Hayes ... Peter Kendricks
Mary Healy ... Mary Healy
Huntz Hall ... Skeets Skillhorn
Jan Wiley ... Annabella
Frank Elliott ... Mr. Kendricks (as Frank Elliot)
Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher ... Proffessor Warren (as Skeets Gallegher)
Benny Rubin ... Nick (as Benny Ruben)
Eddie Kane Eddie Kane ... James J. Kane (as Ed Kane)
Leonard Sues Leonard Sues ... Noisey
Roland Dupree Roland Dupree ... Pee Wee
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Storyline

"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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

College Sweethearts See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This film received its earliest documented telecast Monday 17 July 1944 on New York City's pioneer television station WNBT (Channel 1). See more »

Soundtracks

Musical Score
"Annabella"
by Johnny Lange & Lew Porter
A.S.C.A.P.
Sung by Peter Lind Hayes (uncredited)
Danced by Peter Lind Hayes (uncredited) and with Huntz Hall (uncredited), in drag.
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Lethargic musical has one or two bright moments.
8 November 2004 | by BadWebDiverSee all my reviews

This feels very stilted and patronizing to a great extent. The whole plot is extremely forced - especially the "gallant" effort to save the college from ruin, and the moralistic overtone (especially by the leading lady) grates a bit.

But there are one or two comic moments that do help relieve the boredom, and the dancing is quite fun (especially for alleged amateurs - ha, ha!)

The shop proprietor and the young guy doing spectacular tap dancing were particular highlights. And I liked Peter Hayes impressions of Charles Laughton and Ronald Coleman as well.


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