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Uncle Tom's Cabin (1927)

TV-PG | | Drama, History | 2 September 1928 (USA)
Slavery tears apart a black family in the South before the start of the Civil War.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Arthur Edmund Carewe ...
George Harris (as Arthur Edmund Carew)
Lassie Lou Ahern ...
Little Harry
Lawyer Marks
Adolph Milar ...
Mr. Haley
J. Gordon Russell ...
Loker (as Gordon Russell)
Gertrude Howard ...
Aunt Chloe
Mr. Shelby
Vivien Oakland ...
Mrs. Shelby
Augustine St. Claire


Slavery tears apart a black family in the South before the start of the Civil War.

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Release Date:

2 September 1928 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Cabana do Pai Tomás  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)

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| (Kino Print) | (edited) (1958 re-release)

Sound Mix:

| (Movietone) (musical score and sound effects)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Final film of James B. Lowe. See more »


Spoofed in A Coy Decoy (1941) See more »


My Old Kentucky Home, Good Night
(1853) (uncredited)
Music by Stephen Foster
Played in the score several times
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This filmed version of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" is pretty good despite an embarrassing stereotype
2 April 2010 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

When I discovered that a filmed version of the novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin" was available at the East Baton Rouge Parish Library, I had to check it out. This particular version was from 1927 with synchronized music, sound effects, some singing, and one word of dialogue. It was also 112 minutes on Kino Video DVD. Now while there were plenty of exciting scenes of attempted escapes-like Eliza (Margarita Fischer) on ice floes in the dark with her son on her arms or a later sequence of her trying to recover that son as she runs after a horse wagon-and some tense scenes with the bullying Simon Legree (George Siegmann) when he gets his comeuppance, there were also some noticeably missing ones that made me wonder why some things happened the way they did. And while the title character is played by African-American James B. Lowe with dignity, the stereotyped pickaninny Topsy is obviously played by a white female named Mona Ray with all the embarrassing histrionics, including the eye bugging and-in deleted DVD extras-her referring herself as the N-word and trying to be white by powdering her face. That character and performance is the only really awful thing about this movie which, despite the many cuts, is mostly a compellingly filmed version of a famous novel, even with the setting changed to when the Civil War was going on. So on that note, this version of Harriet Beecher Stowe's classic work is well worth a look for any film enthusiast interested in this era of film-making. P.S. I was amazingly-and appallingly-stunned when a friendly slaveowner referred to little Harry as "Jim Crow". Also, though I didn't recognize them, Louise Beavers and Matthew "Stymie" Beard have cameos here.

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