~Fools' Highway~
~Promotional Photograph from The California
Theater promoting the screening of "Fool's
Paradise," in 1924. This photograph features
Mary Philbin~
~Plot Synopsis~
Mike Kildare (Pat O,Malley), a swaggering youth from New York City's Bowery at the turn of the
century, loves Mamie Rose (Mary Philbin), a mender in a secondhand clothing shop. Mamie is
fascinated by Kildare's brute strength, but she is also attracted to a kind and gentle Jewish boy.
Kildare's gang, which he forsakes to prove his love to Mamie, waylays and beats Kildare in an
underground den. He takes the severe punishment, reforms, wins Mamie, and joins the police force.

Plot Synopsis from afi.com
Directed by: Irving Cummings

Written by:
Lenore J. Coffee - writer
Emil Forst - adaptation
Harvey Gates - writer

Based on the novel My Mamie Rose; the Story of My Regeneration by
Owen Frawley Kildare (New York, 1903).

Mary Philbin ...  Mamie Rose
Pat O'Malley ...  Mike Kildare
William Collier Jr. ...  Max Davidson
Lincoln Plumer ...  Mike Flavin (the boss)
Ed Brady ...  Jackie Doodle
Max Davidson ...  Old Levi
Kate Price ...  Mrs. Flannigan
Charles Murray ...  Mamie's Father
James Sheridan ...  Ole Larsen
Steve Murphy ...  Chuck Connors
Tom O'Brien ...  Philadelphia O'Brien
~Remaining Credits~

Produced & Released by: Universal Pictures

Cinematography by: William Fildew
Carl Laemmle

Length: 7 Reels
Runtime: 70 Minutes
Released: March 1924