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According to the 14 May 1924 FD, Empty Hands was the first picture directed by Victor Fleming under a new contract with the Famous Players-Lasky Corporation. The 28 May 1924 Var referred to the project as the first leading role for actress Norma Shearer. Although the 8 Jul 1924 FD news item listed Edna Mae Cooper among the cast, her involvement could not be determined. The 21 May 1924 Var stated that principal photography began 19 May 1924.
       A 30 Aug 1924 Moving Picture World advertisement reported that the film performed well in pre-release runs before its official New York City opening at the Rialto Theatre on 17 Aug 1924. According to the 20 Aug 1924 Var, Empty Hands continued to enjoy box-office success. ...

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According to the 14 May 1924 FD, Empty Hands was the first picture directed by Victor Fleming under a new contract with the Famous Players-Lasky Corporation. The 28 May 1924 Var referred to the project as the first leading role for actress Norma Shearer. Although the 8 Jul 1924 FD news item listed Edna Mae Cooper among the cast, her involvement could not be determined. The 21 May 1924 Var stated that principal photography began 19 May 1924.
       A 30 Aug 1924 Moving Picture World advertisement reported that the film performed well in pre-release runs before its official New York City opening at the Rialto Theatre on 17 Aug 1924. According to the 20 Aug 1924 Var, Empty Hands continued to enjoy box-office success.

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
14 May 1924
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Film Daily
8 Jul 1924
p. 6
Moving Picture World
30 Aug 1924
p. 669
Variety
21 May 1924
p. 28
Variety
28 May 1924
p. 28
Variety
20 Aug 1924
p. 18
DETAILS
Release Date:
13 October 1924
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 17 Aug 1924
Production Date:
began 19 May 1924
Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
26 August 1924
LP20522
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,976
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Shocked by his daughter's flirtatious behavior at a party in his home, Robert Endicott takes her on a trip to the Canadian Northwest. While fishing, she is unwittingly drawn into the rapids, and Grimshaw, her father's engineer, attempts to rescue her. They both reach safety in an inaccessible basin, where a romance develops before they are ...

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Shocked by his daughter's flirtatious behavior at a party in his home, Robert Endicott takes her on a trip to the Canadian Northwest. While fishing, she is unwittingly drawn into the rapids, and Grimshaw, her father's engineer, attempts to rescue her. They both reach safety in an inaccessible basin, where a romance develops before they are rescued.

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Legend
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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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