Uncle Tom's Cabin (1918 film)

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Uncle Tom's Cabin
Uncle Toms Cabin 1918 newspaperad.jpg
Newspaper advertisement
Directed by J. Searle Dawley
Produced by Adolph Zukor
Jesse L. Lasky
Written by J. Searle Dawley
Based on Uncle Tom's Cabin 
by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Uncle Tom's Cabin 
by George Aiken
Starring Marguerite Clark
Frank Losee
Cinematography H. Lyman Broening
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release dates
  • July 15, 1918 (1918-07-15)
Running time
5 reels
Country United States
Language Silent
English intertitles

Uncle Tom's Cabin was a 1918 American silent drama film directed by J. Searle Dawley, produced by Famous Players-Lasky Corporation and distributed by Paramount Pictures under the Famous Players-Lasky name. The film is based on Harriet Beecher Stowe's 1852 novel Uncle Tom's Cabin and George Aiken's eponymous play.[1]

Uncle Tom's Cabin starred Marguerite Clark who portrayed both Topsy and Little Eva.[2] The film is now considered to be a lost film.[3]


  • Marguerite Clark - Little Eva St. Clair/Topsy
  • Sam Hardy - Simon Legree
  • Jack W. Johnston - Haley (*aka J. W. Johnston)
  • Florence Carpenter - Eliza Harris
  • Frank Losee - Uncle Tom
  • Phil Ryley - Marks
  • Harry Lee - Jeff
  • Walter Lewis - Simon Legree
  • Augusta Anderson - Mrs. St. Clair
  • Ruby Hoffman - Cassy
  • Susanne Willis - Aunt Chloe
  • Mrs. Priestly Morrison - Ophelia
  • Thomas Carnahan, Jr. - George Shelby Jr.
  • Jere Austin - George Harris
  • Henry Stanford - Mr. St. Clair

Production notes[edit]

Part of the film were shot on location in Louisiana, New York City and Maine.[1] The film's star, Marguerite Clark, portrayed both Little Eva and Topsy in the film. In order to present both characters on the screen on the same time, the filmmakers used the process of double exposure.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Gevinson, Alan (1997). Within Our Gates: Ethnicity in American Feature Films, 1911-1960. University of California Press. p. 1079. ISBN 0-520-20964-8. 
  2. ^ Uncle Tom's Cabin at silentera.com
  3. ^ Nunn, Curtis (1981). Marguerite Clark, America's Darling of Broadway and the Silent Screen. TCU Press. p. VII. 
  4. ^ Tepa Lupack, Barbara, ed. (1999). Nineteenth-century Women at the Movies: Adapting Classic Women's Fiction to Film. Popular Press. p. 229. ISBN 0-879-72805-1. 

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