Unseen Hands

Unseen Hands is a 1924 American silent horror film directed by Jacques Jaccard and starring Wallace Beery, Joseph J. Dowling and Fontaine La Rue.[1] This was apparently the only horror film Jaccard directed, although he made over 80 (mostly action and Western) films from 1914 to 1936. It was also producer Walker Coleman Graves Jr.'s only screenwriting credit.[2]

Unseen Hands
Directed byJacques Jaccard
Produced byWalker Coleman Graves Jr.
Written byWalker Coleman Graves Jr.
StarringWallace Beery
Joseph J. Dowling
Fontaine La Rue
CinematographyAlfred Gosden
John J. Pasztor
Encore Pictures
Distributed byAssociated Exhibitors
Release date
May 25, 1924
Running time
65 min
CountryUnited States
English intertitles


Jean Scholast (Beery) makes a favorable impression on a wealthy businessman's wife (La Rue), and she gets her husband George Le Quintrec to hire him. Scholast works his way into the millionaire's life, stealing his wife and his fortune, and eventually murdering the old man. He later begins to experience hallucinations involving the ghost of the murdered man, and in the end, he is frightened to death by the apparition out in the desert.



  1. Soister p.48
  2. Workman, Christopher; Howarth, Troy (2016). "Tome of Terror: Horror Films of the Silent Era". Midnight Marquee Press. p. 281. ISBN 978-1936168-68-2.


  • Soister, John T. American Silent Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Feature Films, 1913-1929. McFarland, 2014.
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