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Outside of Paradise (February 7, 1938)

Outside of Paradise
 

Released on February 7, 1938: (running time 66 minutes) An Irish singer in New York City inherits half of a castle in Ireland, but has plenty of trouble claiming his inheritance, and winds up establishing Ireland's first fast food burger joint.

Produced by Harry Sauber

Directed by John H. Auer

The Actors: Phil Regan (Danny Francis O'Toole), Penny Singleton (Colleen Kerrigan), Bert Gordon (Mischa), Leonid Kinskey (cafe owner Ivan Petrovich), Ruth Coleman (Dorothy Stonewall), Mary Forbes (Mrs. Stonewall), Lionel Pape (Mr. Stonewall), Ralph Remley (Timothy Moore, solicitor), Renie Riano (Ellen, housekeeper), Peter Lind Hayes (Lind), Joe E. Marks (Bass), David Kerman (Felix), Billy Young (Johnny), Cliff Nazarro (Cliff), Harry Allen (old man), Gloria Rich (singer)

 

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The Irish Castle Hamburger Joint, and the Irish Shenanigans

In April 1901, Harry Mozley Stevens, a British food seller who emigrated from Derby to Niles, Ohio in the 1880’s, created the first hot dog at a New York Giants baseball game. ┬áHe also created the baseball scorecard that fans could record the progress of the game that is still used today. The home opener for the New York Giants was held on a very cold day in 1901, and concessionaire Harry Stevens wasn’t selling much ice cream. His vendors who were roaming the stands came back with plenty of ice cream and very little money.

Harry had plenty of warm German dachshund sausages to sell, but he couldn’t ask fans to leave the stands to sit at his concession stand and eat sausages on a plate with a knife and fork. Inspiration hit, and he wrapped his warm sausages in a piece of bread and his vendors walked through the stands selling a meal of sausage and bread that could be held in one hand. Supposedly his vendors couldn't pronounce dachshund sausages well, and even if they could, many fans would not recognize the name, so he called them ‘hot dogs.’

In my younger adult days, living in Cleveland, Ohio, I often enjoyed stopping at the White Castle fast food restaurant on Brookpark Road at Pearl Road and get a bag of ‘sliders’ to consume on the drive back home. In 1921 White Castle started selling small hamburgers, or ‘sliders,’ in Wichita Kansas. After hot dogs became famous in the first decades of the 1900’s, placing a patty of beef inside a sliced dinner roll became famously known as a hamburger.

In this Irish love story, Phil Regan, who in real life was a New York cop who became a movie singing star, is an Irishman named Danny O’Toole, who inherits a castle in Ireland. Danny is so broke that he needs to borrow money to get to Ireland, but once there, the magnificent castle, and all of the wealth associated with it, will be his to enjoy.

Unfortunately, no money is included with the inheritance, and to complicate things even more, he only inherits half of the castle, sharing it with an Irish girl named Kerrigan, played by Penny Singleton, who is as broke as he is. With no money to even get back home, he decides to start a hamburger restaurant in the castle, and then build a nightclub around the American sandwich sensation. It should be a certain path to riches. A Irish Kerrigan girl and an Irish O’Toole boy working together in Ireland.What could go wrong? Pop a big bowl of white kernel popcorn with plenty of warm melted butter drizzled over it and enjoy the show.

The Irish Castle
The Irish Castle
Bert Gordon
Bert Gordon
Bert Gordon
Bert Gordon
Bert Gordon
Bert Gordon
Cliff Nazarro
Cliff Nazarro
Mary Forbes, Lionel Pape
Mary Forbes, Lionel Pape
Penny Singleton
Penny Singleton
Penny Singleton
Penny Singleton
Penny Singleton
Penny Singleton
Penny Singleton
Penny Singleton
Phil Regan
Phil Regan
Ralph Remley
Ralph Remley
Renie Riano
Renie Riano
Renie Riano
Renie Riano
Ruth Coleman
Ruth Coleman
Ruth Coleman, Mary Forbes
Ruth Coleman, Mary Forbes
Ruth Coleman
Ruth Coleman