Fairbanks screen presence here confirms why he was such a compelling star - intense motion, energy and good humored he almost seems to old for the role in close ups...
His Picture in the PapersDouglas Fairbank's third film, HIS PICTURE IN THE PAPERS, was a significant achievement in the development of his comedies. Fairbanks plays Pete Prindle, the health food-loathing son of a health food magnate. The sort of fellow who follows a family vegetarian dinner with a...Watch Movie
The Mystery of the Leaping FishTHE MYSTERY OF THE LEAPING FISH is undoubtedly the most bizarre film Fairbanks made: a burlesque on SHERLOCK HOLMES. Fairbanks plays the cocaine-addicted detective Coke Ennyday. The entire scenario is a hallucinogenic odyssey into the absurd with Fairbanks, attired in a...Watch Movie
Wild and WoollyWILD AND WOOLLY, Fairbanks' second independent production, is the finest of the Douglas Fairbanks/John Emerson/Anita Loos collaborations and perhaps the best of the thirteen films he made for Artcraft. From his first appearance (in which his character is enthusiastically enjoying a campfire...Watch Movie
Parody of this kind was nothing new when this film came out. Even Sherlock Holmes parodies had already been attempted (See "Sherlock Holmes Baffled"). The popularity of this film came...
Wow cocaine and opium seems to be an issue for our main character. Weird and odd but always fun to see these old movies. "Just say no" might be a...