MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 9,571 this week

The Mystery of the Leaping Fish (1916)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  11 June 1916 (USA)
7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 506 users  
Reviews: 23 user | 10 critic

Coke Ennyday, the scientific detective, divides his own time in periods for "Sleep", "Eat", "Dope" and "Drink". In fact he's used to overcome every situation with drugs: consuming it to ... See full summary »

Writers:

, (titles)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 7096 titles
created 03 Jan 2012
 
a list of 61 titles
created 23 Mar 2012
 
a list of 194 titles
created 28 Jan 2013
 
a list of 25 titles
created 01 Jul 2013
 
a list of 1047 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Mystery of the Leaping Fish (1916)

The Mystery of the Leaping Fish (1916) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Mystery of the Leaping Fish.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Western | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A rich young Easterner who has always wanted to live in "the Wild West" plans to move to a Western town. Unknown to him, the town's "wild" days are long gone, and it is an orderly, ... See full summary »

Director: John Emerson
Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Eileen Percy, Calvert Carter
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A young man can only get the woman he loves if he becomes famous and manages to get his picture in the newspapers. He determines to let nothing stand in the way of his doing exactly that, ... See full summary »

Director: John Emerson
Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Clarence Handyside, Rene Boucicault
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In the midst of an emotional depression, a man hires a murderer to kill him. But the despair soon passes, and the man must now escape the killer he's hired to end his life.

Director: Christy Cabanne
Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Jewel Carmen, Howard Gaye
Adventure | Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A young man grows restless living in a small Kansas town, dreaming of the adventures of the Three Musketeers. So in hopes of becoming a modern D'Artagnan, he mounts his steed (a Model T ... See full summary »

Director: Allan Dwan
Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Marjorie Daw, Kathleen Kirkham
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

What do women want? Don Juan is aging. He's arrived secretly in Seville after a 20 year absence. His wife Dolores, whom he hasn't lived with in five years, still loves him. He refuses to ... See full summary »

Director: Alexander Korda
Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Merle Oberon, Bruce Winston
The Lamb (1915)
Adventure | Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Director: Christy Cabanne
Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Seena Owen, William Lowery
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The story of the defense of the mission-turned-fortress by 185 Texans against an overwhelming Mexican army in 1836.

Director: Christy Cabanne
Stars: Sam De Grasse, Allan Sears, Walter Long
The Gaucho (1927)
Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A girl is saved by a miracle after she falls from a cliff in the Argentine Andes, and is blessed with healing powers. A shrine is built on the site, and a whole city grows around it, rich ... See full summary »

Director: F. Richard Jones
Stars: Lupe Velez, Joan Barclay, Eve Southern
The Doll (1919)
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Because the Baron of Chanterelle wants to preserve his family line, he forces his timid nephew Lancelot to choose one of the village maidens to wed. Lancelot flees to a monastery to escape ... See full summary »

Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Stars: Ossi Oswalda, Hermann Thimig, Victor Janson
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A factory worker has always dreamed that he was meant for better things, to be rich and famous and in "the company of kings". One day he discovers that he is indeed the only heir to the ... See full summary »

Director: John Emerson
Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Eileen Percy, Richard Cummings
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

While running away from his girl's father, their car breaks down in front of a dance hall run by crooks. Harold has to not only stay one step ahead of the girl's father, but also those trying to rob them of everything they have.

Director: Hal Roach
Stars: Harold Lloyd, Bebe Daniels, 'Snub' Pollard
Ask Father (1919)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The young couple have decided to marry and it is time to ask the father for the hand of his daughter. Problem is, the father does not want to give the daughter away. So every time he goes ... See full summary »

Director: Hal Roach
Stars: Harold Lloyd, 'Snub' Pollard, Bebe Daniels
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Coke Ennyday / Douglas Fairbanks
...
The Little Fish Blower
Allan Sears ...
Gent Rolling in Wealth (as A.D. Sears)
Tom Wilson ...
Police Chief I.M. Keene
Edit

Storyline

Coke Ennyday, the scientific detective, divides his own time in periods for "Sleep", "Eat", "Dope" and "Drink". In fact he's used to overcome every situation with drugs: consuming it to increase his energies or injecting it in his opponents to KO them. To help the police he discovers a contraband of opium (which he eagerly tastes) transported with "Leaping Fishes", and the blackmail of a mysterious man who wants to marry the "fish blower" girl. Will Coke be able to free the girl ? Written by Spider Baby <spider@on-the-road.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

detective | parody | opium | cocaine | wordplay | See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Short

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 June 1916 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Detective  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in Birth of Hollywood: Episode #1.2 (2011) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Absolutely Wacky!
27 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Great for a laugh, this film is totally bizarre! Perhaps the single strangest silent comedy I've ever seen, it's very enjoyable, and leaves a viewer with the question, "where on earth did they get this stuff?!" Like a version of Popeye who is powered by drugs in the place of spinach, Douglas Fairbanks' "Coke Ennyday" is the manifestation of absurdity. His wild inventions and disguises add even more flavor to this already ludicrous comedy. The film's wacky style is reminiscent of "Alice in Wonderland," and the sheer preposterousness of its goings-on are enough to bewilder the brain while delighting the heart. I would recommend this film to anyone who is willing to give it a chance. Hilarious and bizarre!


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Other movies like this one? koenlommelen
Ending Beyond the Ending ZorbaLives
Over the top cstaeble
watch this online AgiaFotia
Discuss The Mystery of the Leaping Fish (1916) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?