Hands Up! (1926 film)

Hands Up! is a 1926 American silent comedy film directed by Clarence Badger, co-written by Monte Brice and Lloyd Corrigan, and starring Raymond Griffith, one of the great silent movie comedians.

Hands Up!
Contemporary pamphlet for the film
Directed byClarence G. Badger
Produced byJesse L. Lasky
Adolph Zukor
Written byMonte Brice
Lloyd Corrigan
Reggie Morris (story)
StarringRaymond Griffith
Virginia Lee Corbin
Charles K. French
Marian Nixon
Noble Johnson
Mack Swain
Montagu Love
CinematographyH. Kinley Martin
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • January 14, 1926 (1926-01-14)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


The film tells the story of Jack, a spy for the Confederate States of America during the Civil War, and his efforts to capture a Union shipment of gold. Obstacles along the way include a pair of sisters, hostile Indians, and a firing squad.

The film features fictional incidents involving actual historical figures such as Abraham Lincoln, Brigham Young, and Sitting Bull.


Preservation status

In 2005, this film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

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