The Mystery of the Leaping Fish



In this unusually broad comedy for Fairbanks, the acrobatic leading man plays "Coke Ennyday", a cocaine-shooting detective who is a parody of Sherlock Holmes. Ennyday is given to injecting himself from a bandolier of syringes worn across his chest, and liberally helps himself to the contents of a hatbox-sized round container of white powder labeled "COCAINE" on his desk.


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     Posted By: Paul - Tue Mar 24, 2020
     Category: Addictions | Detectives, Private Eyes and Other Investigators | Drugs | Humor | Parody | Movies | 1910s





Comments
Firesign Theatre's Hemlock Stones, The Great Defective, has nothing on Mr. Ennyday.

"Hmmm, this isn't the solution I expected..."
Posted by KDP on 03/24/20 at 10:23 AM
This has long been my go-to movie when someone says black and white movies are boring. Or when they think some modern drug comedy is groundbreaking. Or just any time I can slip it in under the claim that people of that age were always more dignified, polite, and civilized than they are today.
Posted by Phideaux on 03/24/20 at 11:56 AM
Clearly the kind of movie that the Hays Code was designed to stamp out. Many pre-code movies are violent, raunchy and shocking even by our standards.
Posted by Brian on 03/26/20 at 09:07 PM









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