Our story opens in winter at the time when Mr. Shelby is forced to sell some of his slaves, owing to business reverses. Up to this time they have lived all their lives with him, and he has ... See full summary »

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Our story opens in winter at the time when Mr. Shelby is forced to sell some of his slaves, owing to business reverses. Up to this time they have lived all their lives with him, and he has been noted for his kindness to them. Unfortunately, the man to whom he is compelled to sell is a slave owner of the other sort, brutal, heartless and a hard master. This man, Simon LeGree, comes to Shelby's home and agrees to buy as many of the slaves as he desires, providing Mr. Shelby gives him his choice. The slaves are passed in review, and LeGree selects Uncle Tom, one of the oldest and most trusted of Shelby's negroes, and the young son of Eliza, also a slave who has been with Shelby many years. Despite the protestations of Mr. Shelby and the entreaties of the poor slaves themselves, these two are heartlessly torn from their homes and families. LeGree refuses to buy any of the others, and as Shelby is in need of immediate money, he is forced to allow him to buy these two. The small boy is torn... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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26 July 1910 (USA)  »

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La cabaña del tío Tom  »

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They will know what the Civil War meant
1 August 2015 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

An attempt to reproduce in one film a reasonably accurate condensation of this novel. It is needless to go over the story; every one knows it, either by reading, or by hearing about it from others, and as one scene after another passes before one on the screen the memory reverts to those other days when all this was true, now, happily, gone forever. It is well, however, to reproduce in this graphic form some of the horrors which were Formerly perpetrated in the sale and cruel treatment of slaves, that the younger people may become acquainted with what occurred for many years in the South. They will know what the Civil War meant, and will realize why it was necessary to shed so much blood and spend so much money to save the Union, - The Moving Picture World, August 6, 1910


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