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 »
Two travellers are tormented by Satan from inn to inn and eventuly experience a buggy ride through the heavens courtesy of the Devil before he takes one of them down to hell and roasts him ... See full summary »
Shows a young black boy and a white boy in a lively set-to. They finally collapse in the centre of the ring after they have fought themselves to a stand-still. The referee proceeds to count... See full summary »
"Cholly" wishes to call on his best girl and sends her a large bouquet. To find out if the girl really loves him, he sends a note with the messenger boy requesting her to "wear this" if she... See full summary »
The fakir with his trick monkey is seated on the pavement in a street in Cairo. He plays a tom-tom, while the monkey dances the couchee-couchee. The movements of the monkey are very comical... See full summary »
The execution of Topsy, a female elephant, in a publicity stunt advertising the opening of Luna Park on Coney Island. Topsy was originally owned by Forepaugh Circus where she killed a ... See full summary »
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
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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