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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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Credited cast:
Denny Martin
Mary Wilson
Mona Barrett
Cyrus Barrett Snr.
Cyrus Barrett Jr.
Claudius De Wolfe
Sandy, the Barrett Baby
Jane Jones ...
Mrs. Kelly, One of the Singing Cooks
Rose Valyda ...
Singing Cook
Helen Warner ...
Singing Cook
Jack Powell ...
Happy Jack, the Chef
Matty Malneck ...
Orchestra Leader
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
The Music Maids ...


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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Release Date:

7 April 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Three's Company  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Russian Mischa Auer's Nicky character utters the malapropism, "Include me out!" popularly attributed to producer Samuel Goldwyn, who was born in Poland in 1879, when it was the part of the Russian Empire. Goldwyn was infamous for his "Goldwynisms." See more »


Nicky: [Entering the nightclub] Ah, sad music! - like Russian. Now, I can be depressed while I eat.
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East Side of Heaven
Written by James V. Monaco and Johnny Burke
Sung by Bing Crosby
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Bing Crosby, a baby, and a game cast provide ample charms in East Side of Heaven
14 February 2014 | by (Baton Rouge, LA) – See all my reviews

This is one of two films Bing Crosby-a Paramount contract player-made on loan to Universal. In this one, he's originally a telegram singer before getting fired and becoming a crooning taxi driver. He's engaged to Joan Blondell and has Mischa Auer for a roommate. Oh, and there's a baby involved. I'll stop there and just say that the songs sung by Bing are entertaining especially one number taking place in a café where both the female cooks and some waitresses join in. There's plenty of funny lines and mannerisms especially from Auer. And this baby, whose name is Sandy, is sure cute! Really, this was a breezy 90 minutes that didn't test my patience. So on that note, East Side of Heaven is worth a look.

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