Did You Know?
In an unprecedented move for its day in 1915, Biograph Company executives hired actor Bert Williams
to star, produce, direct, and write his own films, having full control, the first time a Black-American ever had such control given by a mainstream movie company. The two films made for Biograph were A Natural Born Gambler
(1916) and Fish
(1916). See more
After Bert catches a fish and leaves the stream, his parents come looking for him and find his cloth cap left behind. In Bert's next scene however, when he attempts to sell the fish he has caught to a woman living nearby, he is once more wearing the cap. In the following scene, as his parents search for him, his father is holding the cap. Afterwards, and for the rest of the film, Bert is bare-headed. See more