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Uncle Tom's Uncle (1926)

The Gang stages their own revisionist version of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" in Mickey's barn. But Joe's mother thinks the back yard needs cleaning, and there are several interruptions when they ... See full summary »

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Robert F. McGowan
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Cast

Credited cast:
Joe Cobb ... Joe / 'Uncle Tom' (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Jackie Condon ... Jackie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Mickey Daniels ... Mickey / 'Simon Legree' (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Johnny Downs ... Johnny / 'Marks the Lawyer' (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Allen 'Farina' Hoskins ... Farina / 'Topsy' (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Mary Kornman ... Mary / 'Eva' (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Jay R. Smith Jay R. Smith ... Jay (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Clifton Young ... Bonedust (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
David Durand ... Piano Player (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Jannie Hoskins Jannie Hoskins ... Mango (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Nancy McKee Nancy McKee ... Nancy / 'Ophelia' (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Gabe Saienz Gabe Saienz ... Lead Bully throwing things on stage
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Billy Butts ... Boy in audience
Peggy Eames Peggy Eames ... Laughing Girl in audience
Ray Erlenborn Ray Erlenborn ... Boy in audience
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The Gang stages their own revisionist version of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" in Mickey's barn. But Joe's mother thinks the back yard needs cleaning, and there are several interruptions when they lose a leading character. Mickey plays Simon Legree; Mary as Eva; Joe as Uncle Tom; and Farina essays the role of Topsy. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Comedy | Family | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 May 1926 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The Only Offensive Thing is the Lack of Laughs
31 January 2011 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Uncle Tom's Uncle (1926)

** (out of 4)

Bland Our Gang short has the kids in Mickey's barn trying to put on a production of Uncle Tom's Cabin. The only problem is that Uncle Tom (Joe Cobb in blackface) keeps getting in trouble by his mother so the play is constantly being put on hold. I'm sure there are many out there that would be up in arms about this play being done by white kids and having one of the kids in blackface but this part really didn't bother me. If you've seen enough of these early pictures you simply understand that's how ways were back then and we can't change them today. The biggest problem with this film is that it's simply not funny and there really wasn't that much imagination put into it. The entire running gag has Joe's mother getting onto him for not picking up the yard so he is getting called away from the play. The only problem is that nothing funny happens when he's called away. The next gag has local kids throwing lettuce at Mickey when the play goes down but again it's never funny. Also, am I the only one who thinks the real Mickey wouldn't have allowed kids throwing stuff at him?


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