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The novel was first serialized in The National Era , 1851-52. The picture was filmed in Louisiana, Maine and New York City. For information on other film adaptations of Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel, please consult the entry for the 1914 ... More Less

The novel was first serialized in The National Era , 1851-52. The picture was filmed in Louisiana, Maine and New York City. For information on other film adaptations of Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel, please consult the entry for the 1914 version. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
29 Jun 18
p. 320.
ETR
13 Jul 18
p. 474.
MPN
13 Jul 18
p. 256.
MPW
25 May 18
p. 1168.
MPW
20 Jul 18
p. 453, 458
Variety
9 Aug 18
p. 33.
Wid's
7 Jul 18
pp. 29-30.
DETAILS
Release Date:
15 July 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
5 July 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12635
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When Kentucky plantation owner George Shelby is forced to sell several of his slaves, one of them, Eliza Harris, escapes across the icy Ohio River with her child. Kindly old Uncle Tom, however, is sold to a Southern slave trader and begins his voyage down the Mississippi River. During the trip, he rescues little Eva St. Clair from the river, and out of gratitude, the girl's father buys him. At the St. Clair home in New Orleans, Uncle Tom, Little Eva, and a mischievous little slave named Topsy become such close friends that Eva extracts a promise from her father to free the slave. The delicate Eva becomes ill and dies, and because her father is killed soon afterwards, St. Clair's promise goes unfulfilled, and Uncle Tom is sold to the brutal Simon Legree. Continually beaten, Uncle Tom finally dies just as George Shelby, Jr. arrives offering to repurchase the slave and take him home. Before his death, Uncle Tom sees a vision of Eva beckoning him to join her in ... +


When Kentucky plantation owner George Shelby is forced to sell several of his slaves, one of them, Eliza Harris, escapes across the icy Ohio River with her child. Kindly old Uncle Tom, however, is sold to a Southern slave trader and begins his voyage down the Mississippi River. During the trip, he rescues little Eva St. Clair from the river, and out of gratitude, the girl's father buys him. At the St. Clair home in New Orleans, Uncle Tom, Little Eva, and a mischievous little slave named Topsy become such close friends that Eva extracts a promise from her father to free the slave. The delicate Eva becomes ill and dies, and because her father is killed soon afterwards, St. Clair's promise goes unfulfilled, and Uncle Tom is sold to the brutal Simon Legree. Continually beaten, Uncle Tom finally dies just as George Shelby, Jr. arrives offering to repurchase the slave and take him home. Before his death, Uncle Tom sees a vision of Eva beckoning him to join her in heaven. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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