East Side of Heaven Reviews
June 29, 2013
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.
September 5, 2010
A very sentimental, and contrived movie. Crosby is charming as usual, and the romance is predictable, but I sort of liked it.
May 13, 2012
Cute Crosby musical, who gets good support from Blondell and Auer, and sings "Sing a Song of Sunbeams."
February 6, 2010
Singing Bing Crosby is a taxi driver who finds himself custodian of a baby left by a young mother. This one is a tuneful light comedy, pleasingly done.
And singing to what? Crosby, the taxi driver, sings along to his record player inside his taxi. What a riot! I must have one of those. Crosby, our mild mannered, unasuming hero, takes charge of a baby and becomes involved with the parents.
Director: David Butler
Movie Type: Musical Comedy
EAST SIDE OF HEAVEN, screen play by William Conselman, based on a story by David Butler and Herbert Polesie; music and lyrics by Johnny Burke and James Monaco; directed by David Butler; produced by Universal.
Denny Martin . . . . . Bing Crosby
Mary Wilson . . . . . Joan Blondell
Nicky . . . . . Mischa Auer
Mona Barrett . . . . . Irene Hervey
Cyrus Barrett Sr. . . . . . C. Aubrey Smith
Claudius De Wolfe . . . . . Jerome Cowan
Baby Barrett . . . . . "Sandy"
Doorman . . . . . J. Farrell MacDonald
Mrs. Travers . . . . . Mary Carr
Cyrus Barrett Jr. . . . . . Robert Kent
Fisher . . . . . Douglas Wood
Loftus . . . . . Arthur Hoyt
Hinkle . . . . . Russell Hicks
Bobby . . . . . Jackie Gerlich
Mrs. Henry Smith . . . . . Dorothy Christy
Henry Smith . . . . . Edward Earle
Mrs. Kelly . . . . . Jane Jones
Chef . . . . . Jack Powell
Release Year: 1939
Run Time: 90 minutes
Crosby's leading lady is the vivacious Joan Blondell, who later characterized her costar as "Aloof...I think he was born that way."