Uncle Tom's Cabin (1927 film)

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Uncle Tom's Cabin
Uncle Tom's Cabin poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Harry A. Pollard
Produced by Carl Laemmle
Written by Harvey F. Thew (continuity)
A. P. Younger (continuity)
Walter Anthony (intertitles)
Based on Uncle Tom's Cabin
by Harriett Beecher Stowe
Starring Margarita Fischer
Arthur Edmund Carewe
George Siegmann
Music by Erno Rapee
Hugo Riesenfeld (1928 re-release in Movietone)
Cinematography Charles Stumar
Jacob Kull
Edited by Gilmore Walker
Daniel Mandell
Byron Robinson
Ted Kent
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date
  • November 4, 1927 (1927-11-04)
Running time
112 minutes (13 reels)
Country United States
Language Silent
English intertitles

Uncle Tom's Cabin (1927) is a silent film directed by Harry A. Pollard and released by Universal Pictures. The film is based on the novel Uncle Tom's Cabin written by Harriett Beecher Stowe and was the last silent film version. It is preserved in a copy at the Library of Congress.[1]

In this version of the film, all of the major slave roles, with the exception of Uncle Tom himself, were portrayed by white actors. Actress Mona Ray played the slave Topsy in blackface, while the slaves Eliza, George, Cassie and Harry were all presented as having very light skin coloring because of mixed-race heritage. This film was released on DVD in 1999 by Kino.[2]



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  1. ^ Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artist Collection at The Library of Congress, by The American Film Institute,c.1978
  2. ^ Uncle Tom's Cabin at the silentera.com database

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