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Hands Up! (1926)

A southern spy during the Civil War, he must try to capture a shipment of gold. His task is complicated by the two sisters, the Indians and a firing squad.

Director:

Clarence G. Badger

Writers:

Reggie Morris (from the story by) (as Reginald Morris), Monte Brice (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Raymond Griffith ... Jack - a Confederate Spy
Marian Nixon ... Mae Woodstock
Virginia Lee Corbin ... Alice Woodstock
Mack Swain ... Silas Woodstock
Montagu Love ... Capt. Edward Logan
George A. Billings ... Abraham Lincoln
Charles K. French ... Brigham Young
Noble Johnson ... Sitting Bull
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A southern spy during the Civil War, he must try to capture a shipment of gold. His task is complicated by the two sisters, the Indians and a firing squad. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Of all the comedies ever made "Hands Up" will win Hands down (original 12x36 poster) See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | War

Certificate:

Passed
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 January 1926 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Injun Trouble See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

At one point during shooting, Raymond Griffith reportedly wanted to fire his co-star Mack Swain as he believed that Swain was "too funny." Film critic Walter Kerr has argued that this was not a result of jealousy but rather because Griffith considered Swain's acting style unsophisticated. See more »

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Referenced in Salut l'artiste (1973) See more »

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A neglected classic
12 November 2001 | by cygnus58See all my reviews

There are movie buffs who believe that Raymond Griffith belongs in the same class of silent comics as Chaplin, Keaton and Lloyd, and from what little I've seen, I'd say they have an argument. "Hands Up" is a delightful feature, enjoyable from beginning to end, with the dapper, dandified Griffith as a clever and enthusiastic Confederate spy. There are some brilliant gags, including one with a firing squad and another where he teaches hostile Indians to dance the Charleston (OK, so it's anachronistic-- who cares?), and the final gag is brilliant. Griffith is thoroughly ingratiating; it's a pity that so many of his movies have disappeared and the survivors are so seldom revived. It's interesting, by the way, that both Griffith and Keaton made a comedy about the Civil War in the same year-- and that both of them portrayed Southerners. "Hands Up" isn't quite as good as Keaton's "The General," but that certainly isn't an insult. This is one buried treasure that deserves a wider audience.


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