Uncle Tom's Cabin (Blu-ray)

Directed by Harry Pollard

Release Year: 1927
Running Time: 115
UPC: 7 38329 23929 9
Color Type: Tinted B&W
Country: U.S.
Language: English intertitles
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Cast
James Lowe
George Siegmann
Virginia Grey
Margarita Fisher

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Directed by Harry Pollard

Conceived as a super production on the scale of Foolish Wives and The Phantom of the Opera, this 1927 adaptation of Stowe's famous book cost $1.8 million and took two years to film. Seen today, the sincerity of director Harry Pollard's handsomely produced drama outweigh the conventions of its story. All told, this "lost" production remains a fascinating cinematic bridge between the 19th century barnstorming theatrical tradition and the new freedom of the feature film... as well as a cultural bridge between African-American and white popular entertainments.

This film contains racism and/or the mistreatment of people or cultures. Such depictions, in any era, are inexcusable. The film is being presented in its original form to bear witness to the history of racism in cinema, and to encourage a dialogue about how a future cinema can become more inclusive.


Blu-ray Extras Include:

2K restoration of the original 1927 release with Movietone score by Ernö Rapée / Complete 1958 re-issue version, introduced and narrated by Raymond Massey / Audio commentary by historian Edward J. Blum / Essay by film historian David Pierce / New 2K restoration of the 1914 World Film version, starring Sam Lucas, preserved by the Library of Congress, music by Andrew Earle Simpson / New 2K restoration of the 1910 Vitagraph version, directed by J. Stuart Blackton, preserved by the Library of Congress, music by Andrew Earle Simpson


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