Pennies From Heaven (1936)





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In this sentimental musical drama, Bing Crosby is in jail on a trumped-up charge. Crosby meets a condemned prisoner and promises the doomed man to look after his little girl. The girl's grandfather is also part of the "deal," and soon the footloose Crosby finds himself overwhelmed by his responsibilities.
Classics , Comedy , Drama , Musical & Performing Arts
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Columbia Pictures


Bing Crosby
as Larry Poole
Madge Evans
as Susan Sprague
Edith Fellows
as Patsy Smith
Donald Meek
as Gramp Smith
Tom Dugan
as Crowbar
Nana Bryant
as Miss Howard
Harry Tyler
as Concessionaire
William Stack
as Carmichael
Tom Ricketts
as Briggs
Nydia Westman
as Slavey - Hotel Maid
Lionel Hampton
as Band Member (uncredited)
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Critic Reviews for Pennies From Heaven

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Trifle about a penniless troubadour with a heart of gold.

Full Review… | March 3, 2010
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Audience Reviews for Pennies From Heaven

Pennies From Heaven I enjoyed watching this movie. It is filled with great music, serious issues, and comedy. This film ask how to support yourself or a family when there is no plan and how to make a way when one is desperate. I think one of the things that interesting was that this film goes into a lot of different environments and jobs to be able to keep the audiences attention such as a jail, a restaurant, an orphanage, and more. I found the Louis Armstrong and Bing Crosby parts to this film very good. I was kept fully engaged when either one was on screen during this film. Bing Crosby does a lot from doing very little such as body or facial expressions to tell a lot. They try to put the girl in an orphanage in most of the film just to get to the end of the film where the orphanage does not desire to have her because she causes more trouble than she is worth to support. I loved the ending because it ends in an unexpected slap stick ending.


(****): [img][/img] Well-acted and very entertaining.


This is a sweet movie, and I liked Crosby in it, but the other actors aren't so great. Plus, it's got a predictable romance. It could have been better.

Aj V
Aj V

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