The titular hands belong to Lionel Barrymore, who plays a prominent defense attorney. To save his daughter from a cad, Barrymore murders the man and arranges to make the deed look like suicide. The victim’s mistress suspects foul play, but the lawyer has done his cover-up job too well. Barrymore very nearly pulls off his ruse–until the corpse itself has the “last word.”
Director: W.S. Van Dyke & Lionel Barrymore (uncredited).
Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Kay Francis, Madge Evans, William Bakewell, C. Aubrey Smith, Polly Moran, Alan Mowbray, Forrester Harvey, Charles Crockett, Henry A. Barrows.