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.