This sequel to Bedtime For Bonzo (1951) sees the educated chimp escape from a travelling carnival and move in with Betsy Drew (Gigi Perreau), the granddaughter of college football coach Ted ‘Pop’ Drew (Edmund Gwenn), and family.
Gigi’s parents (Maureen O’Sullivan and Charles Drake) are convinced to “adopt” Bonzo which creates all sorts of confusion with O’Sullivan’s wealthy dad (Gene Lockhart). The family maid, Nancy (Irene Ryan) dotes on the chimp, preparing him banana fritters for breakfast.
Coach Drew subsequently turns Bonzo into a college football star which, in turn, brings some bad guys to town with a plan to kidnap the football-playing chimp.
No future US presidents appear in this film.
Marion Gateson Drew
Ted ‘Pop’ Drew
Clarence B. Gateson
Judge George Simpkins
Frederick de Cordova