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Uncle Tom's Cabin (I) (1903)

 -  Short | Drama  -  September 1903 (USA)
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Based on the novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe: Eliza, a slave who has a young child, pleads with Tom, another slave, to escape with her. Tom does not leave, but Eliza flees with her child. ... See full summary »

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Based on the novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe: Eliza, a slave who has a young child, pleads with Tom, another slave, to escape with her. Tom does not leave, but Eliza flees with her child. After getting some help to escape the slave traders who are looking for her, she then must try to cross the icy Ohio River if she wants to be free. Meanwhile, Tom is sold from one master to another, and his fortunes vary widely. Written by Snow Leopard

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The First Version of H.B. Stowe's Classic
7 February 1999 | by (Baltimore, Maryland) – See all my reviews

UNCLE TOM'S CABIN was made by the Thomas Alva Edison Company in Orange,New Jersey at the turn of the century (1903). It was a film that was produced, directed, and photographed by Edwin S. Porter. His screenplay was based upon H. B. Stowe's classic novel. Fortunately, this film has been preserved by the Library of Congress on Paper Prints, for best maximum quality. It is really a great 13-minute short version of Stowe's novel, with all the great characters-Aunt Opheilia, Little Eva, St. Clair, even Simon Legree, who might just've been the movie's first real villain! Best for people already familiar with the story, as this is a condensed, "revue"-esque version of the story.


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