Famous Players-Lasky
Paramount Pictures
Released: October 13, 1924

Featured cast: Jack Holt, Norma Shearer

Producer: Jesse L. Lasky
Director: Victor Fleming
Screenwriter: Carey Wilson
Source: the Arthur Stringer story
Cinematographer: Charles Edgar Schoenbaum


When a father takes his precocious daughter away from her friends, he loses her to the wilderness.


“Miss Shearer’s eyes are really beautiful, and, as her hair is not curled according to movie fashion, she is quite pleasing in this film. She seems to be a good swimmer when in the water and is evidently conscious that her ankles are by no means ungainly. Her eyebrows deserve at least two words of praise.”
- Mordaunt Hall, The New York Times, August 18, 1924


Empty Hands was fun and took us to Lake Arrowhead for outdoor scenes. After a few days on location I developed a crush on Victor Fleming, the sweet man who was director of the picture. I found him endearing.
- Norma Shearer, Memoir Notes


Behind the Scenes