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Uncle Tom's Cabin (1965)

Onkel Toms Hütte (original title)
G | | Drama | 1 January 1969 (USA)
In the pre-Civil War South, a sadistic plantation-owner brutalizes his slaves to the point of them heaving no other choice but to rebel. Always obedient, peaceful and honest old slave Tom plays a central role in this tragedy.

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Harriet Beecher Stowe (novel), Fred Denger (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Kitzmiller ... Uncle Tom
Herbert Lom ... Simon Legree
Olive Moorefield Olive Moorefield ... Cassy
O.W. Fischer ... Saint-Claire
Catana Cayetano Catana Cayetano ... Eliza
Michaela May ... Little Eva (as Gertraud Mittermayr)
Mylène Demongeot ... Harriet
Charles Fawcett Charles Fawcett ... Mr. Shelby
Vilma Degischer ... Mrs. Shelby
Thomas Fritsch ... George Shelby
Bibi Jelinek Bibi Jelinek ... Virginia
George Goodman George Goodman ... Sambo
Juliette Gréco ... Dinah
Harold Bradley Harold Bradley ... Harris
Eleonora Rossi Drago ... Mrs. Saint-Claire
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Storyline

In the pre-Civil War South, a sadistic plantation-owner brutalizes his slaves to the point of them heaving no other choice but to rebel. Always obedient, peaceful and honest old slave Tom plays a central role in this tragedy.

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The REAL story of how it all happened--the SLAVES, the MASTERS, the LOVERS! See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Details

Language:

German | English

Release Date:

1 January 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Uncle Tom's Cabin See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

DEM 4,200,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

6-Track Stereo

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
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Trivia

Producer Aldo von Pinelli first announced Louis Armstrong to be playing the part of Uncle Tom, but the failing health of the singer and actor made this impossible. Simon Legree was first offered to Mario Adorf and Gert Fröbe, before Herbert Lom took over the part. Other roles were intended to be played by Harry Belafonte, Ella Fitzgerald and Omar Sharif, but none of them actually participated in this movie. See more »

Goofs

Washington D.C.'s Lincoln Memorial is depicted as being in New York. See more »

Alternate Versions

Re-cut and re-dubbed in 1977 for a re-issue in the U.S. Jeffrey Hunter's voice is not heard in this version, which was used for the videocassette release now available. See more »

Connections

Version of Uncle Tom's Cabin (1914) See more »

Soundtracks

Saber Dance
Written by Aram Khachaturyan
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Captivating songs and interesting camerawork
3 March 2000 | by JuguAbrahamSee all my reviews

I saw this film some 30 years ago. Yet I rate it as an unusually interesting film 30 years later because of the marvellous songs and the interesting use of modern shots of the skyscrapers at the beginning of the film. While the film is true to Harriet Beecher Stowe's story, the director's implicit comparison of the past and present America (skyscraper skyline shown during the credits) is interesting. Eartha Kitt's song at the end is unforgettable. The film is distinctly European (the director is Hungarian) in style and the story and songs could merit a re-release. Herbert Lom is notable among the actors. Many versions of the film exist but watch the version with Eartha Kitt's singing the song with the end credits.


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