East Side of Heaven


1h 30m 1939

Film Details

Also Known As
Three's Company
Release Date
Apr 7, 1939
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Universal Pictures Co.
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures Co.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
10 reels

Synopsis

Crooning telegraph messenger Denny Martin is forced to postpone his wedding to switchboard operator Mary Wilson after he loses his job while delivering a melodious message from Cyrus Barrett Jr., an irrepressible young drunk, to his domineering father, Cyrus Sr. While at the Barrett house, Denny voices support for Junior's estranged wife Mona, who insists upon retaining custody of the couple's child. Fired for his outspokenness, Denny lands a job as a cruising troubadour with a taxi company when Mona, an old friend of his, leaves her baby in the cab to keep it away from Cyrus Sr. while she searches for her wayward husband. When Cyrus Sr. mobilizes the police force in search of his grandchild, Denny leaves the infant in the care of his roommate Nicky and meets with Cyrus, who agrees to stop meddling in his son's marriage if Denny will return his grandchild. Meanwhile, Claudius DeWolfe, a radio commentator whose show is sponsored by Cyrus Sr., decides to conduct his own search for his employer's grandchild. After Cyrus Sr. agrees to Denny's terms, Denny takes him to his apartment, where he finds Nicky bound and gagged and the baby missing. Claudius' requests for a baby bottle and milk arouse the suspicions of Mary and Denny, who then trick him into believing that his charge is the landlady's baby. Claudius returns the infant, and when he later discovers their ruse, they substitute a midget for the baby. Claudius has promised to unravel the mystery of the missing baby on his evening broadcast, and as everyone assembles at the radio station, Cyrus unveils the midget in the baby basket. After Denny produces the missing baby, Mona and Cyrus Jr. reconcile and Cyrus Sr. rewards Denny with a job crooning at the radio station. At last gainfully employed, Denny is able to wed Mary.

Film Details

Also Known As
Three's Company
Release Date
Apr 7, 1939
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Universal Pictures Co.
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures Co.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
10 reels

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Trivia

Notes

The working title of this film was Three's Company. According to the Variety review, Bing Crosby put some of his own money into this production. Under his contract with Paramount, Crosby was allowed to make one outside production per year. A news item in Hollywood Reporter adds that Sandy's real name was Sandra Lee Henville and she was the eleven month daughter of a Los Angeles milkman. This picture marked her screen debut, making her the youngest contract player in film. Sandy's popularity in this film prompted Universal to launch a "Baby Sandy" series. The series, which Universal produced through 1941, consisted of six films the last of which was Melody Lane. Although modern sources note that in the first few films of the series Baby Sandy was supposed to be a boy, the sex of her character seems unspecified in the films themselves.