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The Var review and some other contemporary sources list the film's title as Hands Up! ... More Less

The Var review and some other contemporary sources list the film's title as Hands Up! . More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Trade Review
23 Jan 1926
p. 21.
Film Daily
24 Jan 1926
p. 4.
New York Times
18 Jan 1926
p. 26.
Photoplay
Mar 1926
p. 56.
Variety
20 Jan 1926
p. 40.
DETAILS
Release Date:
11 January 1926
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
11 January 1926
Copyright Number:
LP22253
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,883
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

President Abraham Lincoln calls his cabinet into session in order to underline the fact that the fate of the Union depends on finding a new source of finance. He then receives word that a western mineowner will supply the Union with gold, and Lincoln sends a messenger for it. Simultaneously, General Lee sends a Confederate spy to the West to forestall the Union messenger. Eluding death at the hands of firing squads and Indians, the Confederate spy finally locates the stagecoach that is bringing back the Union gold. The spy is caught, and, when he is about to be hanged, the daughters of the mineowner, who have both fallen in love with him, save his life. The war ends, and the spy sets off with both the young girls for Salt Lake City, where he prepares to settle down in bigamy blessed by the Latter-day ... +


President Abraham Lincoln calls his cabinet into session in order to underline the fact that the fate of the Union depends on finding a new source of finance. He then receives word that a western mineowner will supply the Union with gold, and Lincoln sends a messenger for it. Simultaneously, General Lee sends a Confederate spy to the West to forestall the Union messenger. Eluding death at the hands of firing squads and Indians, the Confederate spy finally locates the stagecoach that is bringing back the Union gold. The spy is caught, and, when he is about to be hanged, the daughters of the mineowner, who have both fallen in love with him, save his life. The war ends, and the spy sets off with both the young girls for Salt Lake City, where he prepares to settle down in bigamy blessed by the Latter-day Saints. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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