Hands Up! (1917)

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Former train robber Al Jennings wrote the story to this western adventure which, not surprisingly, opens with a train robbery. The railroad's president, John Houston (Wilfred Lucas), is on board with his daughter Marjorie (Colleen Moore) and his fiance Elinor (Beatrice Van). Marjorie is oblivious to the danger and believes the hold-up to be exciting and romantic. It becomes even more romantic when she encounters Dan Tracy (Monte Blue), the leader of the bandits. Instead of taking Marjorie's valuables, he exchanges rings with her. Later on, the young pair meets up again at a posh hotel. Houston meets the young man and mistakenly believes that he is his son. He tries to help Dan lead a straight life, but Dan is not particularly interested and the naive Marjorie plots to run away with him. They do so, just when Houston finds out that Dan is the son of his former wife and another man. So Houston has no compunction about shooting Dan dead when he finds him assaulting his daughter in a hidden bandit's shack. This was the third and final film that future flapper Colleen Moore made for Triangle, the film company that originally brought her out to Hollywood.