The Mystery of the Leaping Fish – 1916

I wasn’t planning on posting anything special to pay tribute to Douglas Fairbanks (May 23, 1883 – December 12, 1939)  because I’ve little time to dedicate to a full post.  But I came across this rather odd 1916 short directed by Christy Cabanne and John Emerson and thought it would be fun to share.

Hailed as a parody of Sherlock Holmes, The Mystery of the Leaping Fish features a story by none other than Tod Browning and an uncredited D. W. Griffith.  Enjoy.



I admit this is not the greatest choice with which to honor a legendary life and career.  But it is a remembrance.  To Douglas Fairbanks.