Uncle Tom's Cabin

Uncle Tom's Cabin

Director: Harry A. Pollard Cast: Eulalie Jensen, Margarita Fischer, Virginia Grey
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Uncle Tom's Cabin

D. W. Griffith had originally been announced as the director of the Universal "super-production" version of Uncle Tom's Cabin, but negotiations fell through and the job went to studio workhorse Harry A. Pollard. Running 141 minutes, this was the most elaborate filmization of the Harriet Beecher Stowe "abolition" classic to date, and even though it wasn't entirely faithful to its source, audiences went home satisfied. James B. Lowe stars as bloody but unbowed slave Uncle Tom (a role traditionally assigned to a white man in blackface!), while George Siegmann, drooling tobacco juice and brandishing a whip with furious abandon, is Evil Personified as Simon Legree. Other familiar roles were filled by Margarita Fischer (a somewhat long-in-tooth Eliza), Virginia Grey (Eva), Mona Ray (Topsy) and Lucien Littlefield (Lawyer Marks) The film owes more to the theatrical versions of Uncle Tom's Cabin than the novel, including the escape of Eliza across the ice, an incident that was invented for the stage. Budgeted at one million dollars, Uncle Tom's Cabin had to be released several times in the 1930s to break even. Excerpts from the film later showed up in the opening scenes of 1955's Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/23/1999
UPC: 0738329014124
Original Release: 1928
Source: Kino Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 1:52:00
Sales rank: 27,897

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Side #1 --
0. Chapter Selection
1. Opening Titles [7:50]
2. A Blissful Union [9:05]
3. Settling a Debt [8:42]
4. Uncle Tom's Cabin [2:58]
5. The Snowy Flight [7:09]
6. The Ice Floe [6:31]
7. Sold Down The River [10:43]
8. Abducting Harry [10:26]
9. Topsy and Eva [10:59]
10. The Sunbeam Fades [8:19]
11. Life With Legree [8:07]
12. Ghosts of the Past [20:45]

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Uncle Tom's Cabin: A Keeper Upon opening the pages to such a controversial novel, Harriet Beecher Stowe immediately takes readers to embark on an 18th century world wind tail of the cost of freedom through such dark times. Uncle Tom’s Cabin more so engulfs anyone of sorts with emotional appeal, encompassing determination, passion, dangerous, and willful motives. Not only in terms of being an incredible historically informational novel of its time, furthermore this page-turner accounts for every tear shed from it’s readers, being every inch of elaborately heart-filled and family oriented, no matter the color of skin. The journey a single black man  named Tom takes the reader upon is non expectant given the amount of criticism and restraint bestowed upon him, making the novel so eye-opening, that readers feel compelled to keep flipping the pages.