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East Side of Heaven (1939)

A man finds himself the father, by proxy, of a ten-month-old baby and becomes involved in the turbulent lives of the child's family.

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Denny Martin
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Mary Wilson
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Nicky
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Mona Barrett
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Cyrus Barrett Snr.
Robert Kent ...
Cyrus Barrett Jr.
Jerome Cowan ...
Claudius De Wolfe
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Sandy, the Barrett Baby
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Mrs. Kelly, One of the Singing Cooks
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Singer Denny Martin's marriage to telephone operator Mary Wilson has been postponed several times already and is delayed once again when he changes jobs from singing telegrams to being a singing cab driver. His friend Cyrus Barrett Jr. is the scion of an autocratic millionaire father who is determined to wrest custody of his grandson from his alcoholic son and wife Mona. After Cyrus goes into rehab to dry out on Denny's advice, Barrett Sr. legally moves against his daughter-in-law and tries to have her arrested on kidnapping charges. A desperate Mona leaves Denny in charge of her infant son until she can locate the younger Barrett, but this presents new complications for Denny and his Russisn roommate Nicky as fiancée Mary becomes suspicious that Denny may be seeing another woman. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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7 April 1939 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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The producers originally wanted Ann Sothern for the Blondell role, but she was on tour singing with husband Roger Pryor's band. See more »

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Nicky: [Entering the nightclub] Ah, sad music! - like Russian. Now, I can be depressed while I eat.
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Hang You Heart on a Hickory Limb
Written by James V. Monaco and Johnny Burke
Sung by Bing Crosby
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Delightful gem of a musical
3 January 2007 | by (Toronto, Ontario) – See all my reviews

"East Side of Heaven" is a fable of New York City with a breezy Bing Crosby as a singer (first a singing telegrapher then a taxi troubadour) whose life is complicated by a friend's marital woes and a baby.

Joan Blondell has a grand showcase for her loveliness and her comedy chops as Bing's fiancée. Mischa Auer steals every scene he is in as the helpful, loafer pal.

The most adorable tot in movies, Baby Sandy, is the plot hinge upon which swings a tyrannical grandfather (C. Aubrey Smith), a worried mother (Irene Hervey) and a grandly unlikable radio host (Jerome Cowan).

You'll wish there really was such a place as the Frying Pan Cafe where waiters and cooks join guests in song. "Hang Your Heart on a Hickory Limb" is just one of the infectious numbers that add the sparkle to this movie.

A truly entertaining comedy-musical the whole family will enjoy.


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