East Side of Heaven (1939) - Rotten Tomatoes

East Side of Heaven (1939)





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Bing Crosby plays a tune-happy cab driver who finds himself the reluctant recipient of an abandoned baby. Together with his roommate, dour doorman Mischa Auer, Crosby offers care and shelter to the infant until he can locate the parents. The baby brings in some unwanted publicity for Crosby, which costs him his job--no real problem, in that a happy ending is obviously in the offing. East Side of Heaven was the first of a two-picture deal between Bing Crosby and Universal Pictures, which turned out to be a smart move money wise for both parties. Crosby's leading lady is the vivacious Joan Blondell, who later characterized her costar as "Aloof...I think he was born that way." The infant in the story is played by Baby Sandy (Sandra Henville), who was subsequently launched into a brief "B" series of her own before retiring at the advanced age of four.


Bing Crosby
as Denny Martin
Joan Blondell
as Mary Wilson
Irene Hervey
as Mona Barrett
Jerome Cowan
as Claudius DeWolfe
Robert Kent
as Cyrus Barrett Jr.
C. Aubrey Smith
as Cyrus Barrett Sr.
Baby Sandy
as Baby Sandy
Raymond Parker
as Messenger
Jack Powell
as Chef/Happy Jack Powell
Joe King
as Detective
Dorothy Christy
as Mrs. Henry Smith
Wade Boteler
as Detective
Jane Goude
as Landlady
Edward Earle
as Mr. Henry Smith
Frank Coghlan Jr.
as Messenger Boy
Harry Depp
as Executive
Lloyd Ingraham
as Executive
Clarence Wilson
as Telegraph Operator
Frank Moran
as Workman
Billy Wayne
as Garage Man
Mary Carr
as Mrs. Travers
Pauline Haddon
as Gertie, Phone Operator
Harry C. Bradley
as James Travers
Helen Brown
as Secretary
Edward Emerson
as Program Manager
Pat Hartigan
as Doorman
Herbert Ashley
as Policeman
Russ Clark
as Policeman
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Audience Reviews for East Side of Heaven

Cute, far fetched comic musical with Bing and Joan making a fine couple. There is one amusing and impressive number that takes place in a late nite diner, as these things do in old time musicals, that is a highlight of the movie and Bing is in fine voice. A very pleasant diversion.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

A very sentimental, and contrived movie. Crosby is charming as usual, and the romance is predictable, but I sort of liked it.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

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