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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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Cast overview:
... Grace Hayes
... Peter Kendricks
... Mary Healy
... Skeets Skillhorn
... Annabella
... Mr. Kendricks (as Frank Elliot)
... Professor Warren (as Skeets Gallegher)
... 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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College Days  »

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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 »

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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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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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