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Harriet Beecher Stowe (from the story by)
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Release Date:
2 September 1928 (USA) See more »
NOW YOU CAN HEAR AS WELL AS SEE (original print ad - all caps) See more »
Slavery tears apart a black family in the South before the start of the Civil War. | Add synopsis »
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Another Golden Epic See more (19 total) »


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Margarita Fischer ... Eliza

James B. Lowe ... Uncle Tom
Arthur Edmund Carewe ... George Harris (as Arthur Edmund Carew)

George Siegmann ... Simon Legree
Eulalie Jensen ... Cassy
Mona Ray ... Topsy
Virginia Grey ... Eva
Lassie Lou Ahern ... Little Harry
Lucien Littlefield ... Lawyer Marks
Adolph Milar ... Mr. Haley
J. Gordon Russell ... Loker (as Gordon Russell)
Gertrude Howard ... Aunt Chloe
Jack Mower ... Mr. Shelby
Vivien Oakland ... Mrs. Shelby
John Roche ... Augustine St. Claire
Aileen Manning ... Aunt Ophelia (as Aileen Mannin)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tom Amardares ... Quimbo (uncredited)
C.E. Anderson ... Johnson (uncredited)
Gertrude Astor ... Mrs. St. Clare (uncredited)
Matthew 'Stymie' Beard ... Child (uncredited)
Louise Beavers ... Slave at Wedding (uncredited)
Grace Carlyle ... Mrs. Fletcher (uncredited)
Milas George Clark ... Child (uncredited)
William Dyer ... G.M. Beard - Auctioneer (uncredited)
Francis Ford ... Captain (uncredited)
Marie Foster ... Mammy in St. Clare Household (uncredited)
Martha Franklin ... Landlady (uncredited)
Geoffrey Grace ... The Doctor (uncredited)

Rondo Hatton ... Slave (uncredited)
Eugene Jackson ... Child (uncredited)
Carla Laemmle ... Auction Spectator (uncredited)
Irene Lambert ... Eliza as a Baby (uncredited)

Jeanette Loff ... Auction Spectator (uncredited)
Nelson McDowell ... Phineas Fletcher (uncredited)
Arvert Pott ... Child (uncredited)
Malcolm Potts ... Uncle Tom's Baby (uncredited)
Rolfe Sedan ... Adolph (uncredited)
Madame Sul-Te-Wan ... Slave at Wedding (uncredited)
Dick Sutherland ... Sambo (uncredited)
Hannah Washington ... Child (uncredited)
Mildred Washington ... Small Role (uncredited)
Clarence Wilson ... Bidder at Eliza's Auction (uncredited)
Seymour Zeliff ... Edward Harris - Slaveowner (uncredited)

Directed by
Harry A. Pollard 
Writing credits
Harriet Beecher Stowe (from the story by)

Harvey F. Thew (continuity) (as Harvey They) and
A.P. Younger (continuity)

Walter Anthony (titles)

Harry A. Pollard  uncredited

Produced by
Carl Laemmle .... executive producer (uncredited)
Harry A. Pollard .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Hugo Riesenfeld (1928) (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Jacob Kull (photography)
Charles J. Stumar (photography) (as Charles Stumar)
Film Editing by
Ted J. Kent (film editor) (as Ted Kent)
Daniel Mandell (film editor)
Byron Robinson (film editor)
Gilmore Walker (film editor)
Art Direction by
Charles D. Hall 
W.R. Smith 
Joseph C. Wright  (as Joseph Wright)
Costume Design by
Johanna Mathieson (wardrobe designed by)
Editorial Department
Lloyd Nosler .... supervising film editor
Music Department
Erno Rapee .... musical score: recorded by
Erno Rapee .... musical score: synchronized by
Other crew
Carl Laemmle .... presenter
Edward J. Montaigne .... story supervisor
Julius Bernheim .... supervisor (uncredited)
George L. Byram .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Edna Rosalynne Heard .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Jack Lawton .... location manager (uncredited)
Mahlon Potts .... double: Malcolm Potts (uncredited)
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Also Known As:
144 min | 112 min (Kino Print) | USA:93 min (edited) (1958 re-release)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Silent | Mono (Movietone) (musical score and sound effects)
USA:TV-PG (TV rating)
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Final film of James B. Lowe.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Have You Got Any Castles? (1938)See more »
Going Home, Going HomeSee more »


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26 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Another Golden Epic, 29 October 2000
Author: rudy-46

This is perhaps the best film adaption of the classic Harriet Beecher Stowe novel. One of the more expensive films for the time, a price tag of $1.8 million, it is brimming with brilliant photography and fine performances. A film beautifully restored with the original movietone score and one of the few surviving works of director Harry Pollard, a lesser known name in the annals of cinema history but nonetheless an innovative filmmaker. Mr. Pollard successfully captures the mood of the old pre-war South while emphasizing the horror and immorality of slavery. James Lowe gives a fine performance in the title role, obedient yet not lacking integrity. Some characterizations may seem degrading to today's audiences, but this film was groundbreaking for its sympathy for African-Americans of the time. This film is also important in that it features a great actress of the silent period and wife of the director, Margarita Fischer. I had seen many striking photos of Ms. Fischer in Daniel Blum's Pictorial History of the Silent Screen and was delighted to find one of her few surviving films on video. She stars as Eliza, a fair skinned servant who eventually falls into the hands of the sinister Simon Legree, played by George Siegmann. Ms. Fischer gives a powerful performance of a young woman defying the evils of a cruel world and there is a memorable scene of her flight to freedom across the ice flows with her son. This was this lovely actresses' swan song, for she retired prematurely after this film and lived many more years. An early appearance of Virginia Grey as Little Eva, Harry Pollard's mastery of filmmaking, and Margarita Fischer's beauty and talent all combine to make film preservation an important cause.

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