The Mystery of the Leaping Fish

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An early Fairbanks two-reeler, where Fairbanks parodies Sherlock Holmes, and pokes fun at the wide use of cocaine during the Twenties. He plays master sleuth Coke Ennyday who is on the case of the mysterious leaping fish. Ennyday cannot sleuth without... read more

An early Fairbanks two-reeler, where Fairbanks parodies Sherlock Holmes, and pokes fun at the wide use of cocaine during the Twenties. He plays master sleuth Coke Ennyday who is on the case of the mysterious leaping fish. Ennyday cannot sleuth without his cocaine, so he always keeps a supply handy, dancing the 'Cocaine Quiver', and taking off after the bad guys. The film was written by Tod Browning and D.W. Griffith.

Original Release

06/11/1916

Cast

Douglas Fairbanks Douglas Fairbanks
Bessie Love The Little Fish Blower
Allan Sears Gent Rolling in Wealth (as A.D. Sears)
Tom Wilson Police Chief I.M. Keene
George Hall
William Lowery
Joe Murphy Footman on Vehicle
Alma Rubens Wealthy Gent's Female Confederate
Charles Stevens
B.F. Zeidman Scenario Editor
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Christy Cabanne, John Emerson

Writers

Tod Browning, Anita Loos

Cast

Douglas Fairbanks Douglas Fairbanks
Bessie Love The Little Fish Blower
Allan Sears Gent Rolling in Wealth (as A.D. Sears)
Tom Wilson Police Chief I.M. Keene
George Hall
William Lowery
Joe Murphy Footman on Vehicle
Alma Rubens Wealthy Gent's Female Confederate
Charles Stevens
B.F. Zeidman Scenario Editor
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