East Side of Heaven

Synopsis: Singer Denny Martin's marriage to telephone operator Mary Wilson has been postponed several times already and is delayed once again when he changes jobs from singing telegrams to being a singing cab driver. His friend Cyrus Barrett Jr. is the scion of an autocratic millionaire father who is determined to wrest custody of his grandson from his alcoholic son and wife Mona. After Cyrus goes into rehab to dry out on Denny's advice, Barrett Sr. legally moves against his daughter-in-law and tries to have her arrested on kidnapping charges. A desperate Mona leaves Denny in charge of her infant son until she can locate the younger Barrett, but this presents new complications for Denny and his Russisn roommate Nicky as fiancée Mary becomes suspicious that Denny may be seeing another woman.
Director(s): David Butler
Production: Universal
88 min

This is Postal Union with a personal

greeting for Mr. and Mrs. James Travers.

'Twas 50 years ago today

You said love, honor and obey

A union half a century old

Must surely have been

wrought in gold

The message is signed,


If you think I'm going

to put up with this

any longer,

you're crazy!

Oh, I'm crazy now!

Who said you were crazy?

You did.

I did not, I simply...

Shut up!


This is Postal Union with a personal

greeting for Mr. and Mrs. James Monaco.

Now that you are man and wife

I wish you joy in married life

I'm sick and tired

of this continual fighting!


You heard what I said.

There's nothing

quite so sweet as this

The joy that comes

with wedded bliss

Don't you dare do that,

don't you dare!

Here's your man,

Mr. Barrett.

Denny, our friend Mr.

Barrett wants you to sing

a birthday greeting

to his father.

All right,

what's the telephone number?

No, no. It has to be sung in person.

What do you mean?


Well, it'll have

to be tonight,

his birthday's over

at midnight.

Well, can't somebody else

handle this?

I got a date tonight.

For Mr. Cyrus Barrett Sr.,

your date will have to wait.

Now look, here's what

I want you to do.

You go to this address, and you sing

Happy Birthday to my dear old father.

Now don't let anything

stop you,

you just go right ahead

and sing it to him.

Tell him it's from

his loving son.

Is it okay if I stop for

a few minutes on the way?

Yeah, but don't be

too long.

All right.

Oh, and listen.

Listen, when you sing, give it

out good and strong, with feeling.

You sure you wouldn't rather

have me sing Sweet Adeline?

No, no, no, no, no,

Happy Birthday.

Happy Birthday, okay.

Sometimes I feel like a cross between

a nightingale and a carrier pigeon.

You know, this is

going to be very good.

My father hates music and he

particularly hates singers.

It'll be funny,

won't it?

Very funny.

Just a thought, that's all, just a thought.

Calling Mr. Robertson.

Mr. Robertson, please.

Hi, Denny.

Hello, small fry,

how's everything?

Okay, how are you?

Can't complain,

can't complain.

What's doing, Gay?

Oh, fine, Denny,

how's it with you?

Oh, can't complain,

can't complain at all.

Hotel Raleigh.

I'll get him for you.

Are you new here

or am I being too fresh?

No, to the first question,

yes, to the second.

Your face is very familiar, have

you ever been to Atlantic City?

Have you?


Then I haven't.

What do you do

with your evenings?

Some I spend,

some I pass.

You know all the answers,

don't you?

I should, I sit here all day.

Hotel Raleigh.

Girlie, you're much

too beautiful to work.

Now, if you'd only

listen to me,

you could loll around all day

on a velvet couch,

eating bonbons until you got

as big as a house.

Oh, Denny, you're such a fool.

Drat. Discovered.

Hotel Raleigh.

I'll connect you.

Why the official chapeau?

Postal Union

brings you sad tidings.

Not overtime again?

I won't be long, though, if you'll

just pull in your belt for an hour,

we can still have

my bachelor dinner together.

Are you sure you don't want to spend

the evening with Nicky and the boys?

I'm positive. I know all

their jokes by heart.

Besides, I wanna have one last dinner

with you while we're both single.

Oh, Denny.

I can hardly believe

it's true.

Oh, it's true all right

this time.

There's the license.

Don't lose that.

Oh, no chance,

it goes right in the vault

with the rest of

my important papers.

Hotel Raleigh.

Thank you.

So long, dear.

Mercury flies

on winged feet.

I used to pose

for bookends.

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