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½ August 29, 2013
Cute Crosby musical, who gets good support from Blondell and Auer, and sings "Sing a Song of Sunbeams."
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Super Reviewer
July 4, 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.
½ January 26, 2011
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

Genre: Comedy
Movie Type: Musical Comedy
Themes: Parenthood

Cast
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
Country: US
Run Time: 90 minutes


NOTES:

Crosby's leading lady is the vivacious Joan Blondell, who later characterized her costar as "Aloof...I think he was born that way."
Super Reviewer
September 20, 2010
A very sentimental, and contrived movie. Crosby is charming as usual, and the romance is predictable, but I sort of liked it.
May 9, 2008
From 1939 and the silver screen comes this classic Crosby flick co-starring Joan Blondell. About a couple who keep having to postpone their own wedding plans. Just as they think they may be able to finally get married, he finds himself quite by happenstance in care of a baby. Lots of movies like this one - but it does have it's charm & the kitchen choregraphy in the musical number in the scene in the Skillet Cafe was a lot of fun to watch.
January 7, 2008
Wonderful film. The play between Bing and Mischa is hilarious. A Must See.
August 9, 2007
I love this movie, Bing Crsby and Joan Blondell are awesome in it. Mischa also adds his own crazy charm.
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