Zis Boom Bah
|Zis Boom Bah|
|Directed by||William Nigh|
|Cinematography||Marcel Le Picard|
|Edited by||Robert Golden|
Grace Hayes, as herself essentially, has been content to play the vaudeville circuit, and support her son and the wealthy family who shunned her.
Tired of the road, she goes incognito to visit her son, played by her real-life son Peter Lind Hayes, as Peter Kendricks, with her personal assistant, played by her real-life daughter-in-law, Mary Healy, as Mary Healy.
Once there, she finds her son and the college "going to Hell in a hand basket", despite the earnest efforts of the kind hearted Dean, Richard "Skeets" Gallagher, as Professor Warren. The college and the old families are running out of money and spirit.
Grace buys the local diner, turns it into a version of her real-life club, encouraging the kids to give it the old college try and put on a show to raise the funds and spirit the college needs to survive. It doesn’t take long, with a little elbow grease, for the kids’ heart to shine through.
The question remains whether the college will survive, or if the Dean, Peter and the kids will be joining Grace and Mary on the road.
- Grace Hayes as Grace Hayes
- Peter Lind Hayes as Peter Kendricks
- Mary Healy as Mary Healy
- Huntz Hall as Skeets Skillhorn
- Jan Wiley as Annabella
- Frank Elliott as Mr. Kendricks
- Richard "Skeets" Gallagher as Professor Warren
- Benny Rubin as Nick
- Eddie Kane as James J. Kane
- Leonard Sues as Noisey
- Roland Dupree as Pee Wee
- Betty Compson (uncredited)
- "Annabella" (by Johnny Lange and Lew Porter)
- "It Makes No Difference When You're in the Army" (by Johnny Lange and Lew Porter)
- "I've Learned to Smile Again" (by Neville Fleeson)
- "Good News Tomorrow" (by Neville Fleeson)
- "Put Your Trust in the Moon" (by Joan Baldwin and Charles R. Callender)
- "Miss America" (by Earl Hammand and Lee Ellon)
Grace Hayes was famous as a performer, and for opening the "movie stars' hang-out", Grace Hayes Lodge, and the chic Las Vegas nightclub, The Red Rooster.
Benny Rubin, who tap dances his way through the film, as young college kid Nick, was 42 when the film was made.