Hands Up (lost adventure film serial; 1918)

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Hands Up poster.jpg

Poster for the serial.

Status: Lost

Hands Up is a lost 1918 serial featuring Ruth Roland as the lead actress.[1][2]


When Echo Delane, a famous journalist, is kidnapped by a group of Native South Americans who believe her to be their lost princess, her fiance - a detective known by the moniker "Hands Up" - follows her to South America to get her back. To rescue Echo from her captors, "Hands Up" must run the gamut of a series of perils thrown in his way by the tribe's high priest, a man who makes Hands Up's life a misery, by first arranging Echo's abduction and then bedevils him as he searches for the girl. In the process, Hands Up somehow manages to change his facial features to those of a very different man, but in the end, he defeats the evil high priest and safely rescues Echo Delane.[3][4]


  1. Hands Up Wikipedia page Retrieved 27 Jan '18
  2. Hands Up IMDB page Retrieved 27 Jan '18
  3. CONTINUED NEXT WEEK, by Kalton C. Lahue Retrieved 27 Jan '18
  4. BOUND AND GAGGED, by Kalton C. Lahue Retrieved 27 Jan '18