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The Mystery of the Leaping Fish (1916)

The Mystery of the Leaping Fish is one of those rare, quirky films that upon discovery of its existence, and when it was made (1916), and that Douglas Fairbanks of all people stars as Detective Coke Ennyday, an American coke and opium-addled spoof of Sherlock Holmes, most new initiates’ reactions range from “Really??!” to “Wow!!” […]

"In "His Picture in the Papers," he had to run an automobile over a cliff, engage in a six-round bout with a professional boxer, jump off an ocean liner and swim to the distant shore, mix in a brawl with half a dozen gunmen, and leap twice from swiftly moving trains." ~ Ralph Hancock & Letitia Fairbanks from their 1953 bio "Douglas Fairbanks: The Fourth Musketeer"

His Picture In The Papers (1916)

When 1916 opened, it was a new day dawning for Douglas Fairbanks: … Fortunately for [Douglas] the directors who now handled his pictures had the vision to incorporate his antics into his pictures. The staff had been busy while he was away and now had ready the script for Double Trouble-prophetically the last he was […]