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Sunday, October 19, 2014

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Maniac (2012) Elisha Wood

Horns (2012) Daniel Radcliffe

The Christmas Box (1995)  Richard Thomas and Maureen O’Hara




Samson and Delilah (1949) Hedy Lamarr & Victor Mature




The Story Lady (1991) Jessica Tandy


The Bad Seed (1956) Cool ahead-of-its-time thriller!

Norma Shearer in Lady of the Night (1925) & A Free Soul (1931) 1 DVD        

HISTORICAL ALL-STAR CAST EPIC! Is Paris Burning? (1966) Kirk Douglas, Leslie Caron, Glenn Ford        

RARE GEM! Tonka (1958) Sal Mineo

Historical true expedition!The Epic of Everest (1924)

Doris Day ~ Where Were You When the Lights Went Out (1968) WIDESCREEN

A Woman of Paris (1923) Edna Purviance Written, directed by Charlie Chaplin

Historical Classic! The Great White Silence (1924)

Disney - The Wild Country (1960) Vera Miles, Ron Howard Steven Forrest

Making of A Male Model (1983) Joan Collins, Jon-Erik Hexum                

Arsenic and Old Lace ~ Cary Grant, Lillian Gish, Helen Hayes, Bob Crane

The Lost World (1960)

Stardust (2007)

The Hindenberg (1975)

Labyrinth (1986)

Double Dragon (1994)

Gallipoli (1981)

Velvet Goldmine (1998)

Outback 1971) Australian thriller!

Walkabout (1971) Australian gem!

The Young Philadelphians (1959) Paul Newman

Anguish (1987) Zelda Rubinstein, Michael Lerner

Arsenic and Old Lace ~ Cary Grant, Lillian Gish, Helen Hayes, Bob Crane
             
Her Highness and the Bellboy (1945) Hedy Lamarr, Robert Walker, June Allyson

Big Operator (Anatomy of the Syndicate 1959) Mickey Rooney, Mamie Van Doren









The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1956) Anthony Quinn and Gina Lollobrigida

The Private Lives of Adam and Eve (1960) Mickey Rooney, Mamie Van Doren, Tuesday Weld  

Wonderful! Gay Purr-ee (1962) Judy Garland, Robert Goulet

A Child Is Waiting (1963) Judy Garland, Burt Lancaster DIR: John Cassavetes

The Cheaters (1945) Billie Burke, Ona Munson & Joseph Schildkraut        

Billie Burke in The Cheaters (1945) & Loretta Young in Christmas Eve (1986) 1 DVD  
           
Brilliantly funny Johnathon Schaech in Welcome to Woop Woop (1997) Rod Taylor Aussie comedy!      

Lillian Gish & Helen Hayes ~ Arsenic & Old Lace (1969) Bob Crane & Fred Gwynne                

Disney: For the Love of  Willadean: A Taste of Melon & Treasure in a Haunted House (1964)

Marlene Dietrich ~ The Garden of Allah (1936) Charles Boyer,  Basil Rathbone                        

The Private Lives of Adam and Eve (1960) Mickey Rooney, Mamie Van Doren, Tuesday Weld

Thursday's Game (TV Movie: 1974) Gene Wilder, Bob Newhart        
           
Show Boat (1936) Irene Dunne, Helen Morgan, Hattie McDaniel

Harem (1986) Nancy Travis, Ava Gardner, Omar Sharif

Clark Gable, Loretta Young in The Call of the Wild (1935)

Topsy & Eva (1927) "Vaudeville Stars" the Duncan Sisters

Escape from East Berlin (1962) Christine Kaufmann        

Lillian Gish & Helen Hayes ~ Arsenic and Old Lace (1969)

The Whales of August (1987) Lillian Gish & Bette Davis

Starcrossed (1985) James Spader

For the Love of Willadean: A Taste of Melon & Treasure in a Haunted House (1964)
           
Ann-Margret A TIGER'S TALE (1988) C. Thomas Howell

THE BORGIA STICK (1967) Don Murray.

Tainted Blood (1993) Raquel Welch, Alley Mills & Joan Van Ark

"Just Imagine" (193)0) Maureen O'Sullivan, El Brendel

 "Madam Satan" (1930) Kay Johnson, Lillian Roth

Strike Me Pink (1936) Eddie Cantor, Ethel Merman

Doris Day is Julie (1956)

Natalie Wood is Penelope (1966)

Napoleon (1927) silent film epic classic! 2 DVDs
Light of Asia (1925) Shiraz (1928) Throw of Dice (1929) Seeta Devi COMPLETE 3 DVD Trilogy
Song of the South (1946)
Sal Mineo "Who Killed Teddy Bear?" (1965) Juliet Prowse CULT Classic!
The Trapp Family (1956) 1st film based on Maria Von Trapp The Sound of Music DVD
Disney - For the Love of Willadean: A Taste of Melon & Treasure in a Haunted House (1964)
Connie Stevens, Catherine Hicks MARILYN MONROE, The Sex Symbol - 2 TV bio films  2 DVDs
Marilyn Monroe CONNIE STEVENS Catherine Hicks SEX Symbol (1974) Marilyn (1980) Ladies Chorus (1948) 3 DVDs
Profound drama! Duet for One (1986) Julie Andrews, Alan Bates, Max Von Sydow
Classic TV! Elizabeth Montgomery in The Legend of Lizzie Borden (1975)
Lilies of the Field (1963) Sidney Poitier Lilia Skala
Summer of the Seventeenth Doll (1959) Angela Lansbury, Ernest Borgnine
Séance on a Wet Afternoon (1964) Kim Stanley, Richard Attenborough
The Lady's Not for Burning (1974) Richard Chamberlain
More Than A Miracle (1967) Sophia Loren, Omar Sharif, Delores Del Rio
Hawaii (1966) Julie Andrews, Max von Sydow, Richard Harris
Winterhawk (1975) Dawn Wells, Michael Dante
Inger Stevens THE BORGIA STICK (1967) Don Murray TV classic!
Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines (1965)
The Miracle Worker (1962)
The Bad Seed (1955)
It’s A Mad Mad Mad World (1963)
Samson and Delilah (1949) Hedy Lamarr, Victor Mature
Original Latin Kings of Comedy (2002)
The Fluffy Movie (2014)& Lillian Gish
Duel in the Sun (1946) Jennifer Jones, Gregory Peck, Joseph Cotten & Lillian Gish
The Lost World (1960)
Stardust (2007) Michelle Pffieffer, Robert DeNiro
The Hindenberg (1975)
Labyrinth (1986)
Double Dragon (1994)
Gallipoli (1981)
Velvet Goldmine (1998)
Sinbad of the Seven Seas (1989)
The Haunting (1963)
X  - The Man with the X Ray Eyes (1963)
Sal (2011)
Dracula (1979)
Fright Night (2011)
Once Bitten (1985)
Bordello of Blood (1996)
The Vault of Horror (1973)
Tales from the Crypt DEMON KNIGHT (1995)
The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975)
The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1969)
The Love Bug (1968)
Scarecrows (1988)
Queen of the Damned (2002)
Interview with the Vampire (194)
America’s Most Haunted (2013)
The Medusa Touch (1978)
The Fury (1978)
The Fog (1980)
Anaconda (1997) Jennifer Lopez
The Omen (1976)
Dead Ringer (1964) Bette Davis
Anaconda (1997)
The Fury (1978)
Jaws (1975)
Fahrenheit (1966) Oskar Werner, Julie Christie
Pollyanna (1960) Hayley Mills, Jane Wyman
Blade Runner - Final Cut (1997) Harrison Ford
Donnie Darko - Director’s Cut (2001)
Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
Dark City (1998)
The Andromeda Strain (1971)
Escape from New York (1981) Kurt Russell
Machete (2010)
Seventh Son (2014)
The Fighting Kentuckian (1949) John Wayne, Vera Ralston, Oliver Hardy
My Old Lady (2014) Maggie Smith
Night Creatures (1962)
The Time Machine (1960) Rod Taylor, Yvette Mimieux
The Pink Panther (1963) Peter Sellers
Duel (1971) Dennis Weaver
Midnight Lace (1960) Doris Day, Rex Harrison, Myrna Loy, John Gavin
The Physician (2013)
X The Unknown (1956)
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) William Holden,Alec Guiness
The Dogs of War (1980) Christopher Walken, Tom Berenger
Paranorman (2012)
The Mirror Crack'd (1980) Angela Lansbury, Elizabeth Taylor, Kim Novak, Rock Hudson, Tony Curtis
On the Beach (1959) Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire, Anthony Perkins
Judgment at Nuremberg (1961) Maximillian Schell, Judy Garland, Spencer Tracy, Montgomery Clift, Burt Lancaster, Marlene Dietrich
xXx (2002) Vin Diesel
King of the Sun (1963)
Frogs (1972) Ray Milland, Sam Elliott, Jo Van Ark, Lynn Borden
Poltergeist (1982)
Seventh Son (2014)
Riddick (2013) Vin Diesel
The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
The Magnificent Seven (1960)
The Fog (1980) Adrienne Barbeau
The Martian (2015) Matt Damon
The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
Squirm (1976)
The Blob (1988)
The Expendables 3 (2014)
The Thing (1982)
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015)
Dude.Wheres.My.Car.720.
Arrietty (2010)
The Nutty Professor (1963)

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

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The Bad Seed (1956) Cool ahead-of-its-time thriller!

Norma Shearer in Lady of the Night (1925) & A Free Soul (1931) 1 DVD        

HISTORICAL ALL-STAR CAST EPIC! Is Paris Burning? (1966) Kirk Douglas, Leslie Caron, Glenn Ford        

Doris Day ~ Where Were You When the Lights Went Out (1968) WIDESCREEN

Disney - The Wild Country (1960) Vera Miles, Ron Howard Steven Forrest

Making of A Male Model (1983) Joan Collins, Jon-Erik Hexum                

Arsenic and Old Lace ~ Cary Grant, Lillian Gish, Helen Hayes, Bob Crane

Outback 1971) Australian thriller!

Walkabout (1971) Australian gem!

The Young Philadelphians (1959) Paul Newman

Anguish (1987) Zelda Rubinstein, Michael Lerner

Arsenic and Old Lace ~ Cary Grant, Lillian Gish, Helen Hayes, Bob Crane
             
Her Highness and the Bellboy (1945) Hedy Lamarr, Robert Walker, June Allyson

Big Operator (Anatomy of the Syndicate 1959) Mickey Rooney, Mamie Van Doren

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1956) Anthony Quinn and Gina Lollobrigida

The Private Lives of Adam and Eve (1960) Mickey Rooney, Mamie Van Doren, Tuesday Weld  

Wonderful! Gay Purr-ee (1962) Judy Garland, Robert Goulet

A Child Is Waiting (1963) Judy Garland, Burt Lancaster DIR: John Cassavetes

The Christmas Box (1995)  Richard Thomas and Maureen O’Hara

The Story Lady (1991) Jessica Tandy


The Cheaters (1945) Billie Burke, Ona Munson & Joseph Schildkraut        

Loretta Young in Christmas Eve (1986) 
          
Brilliantly funny Johnathon Schaech in Welcome to Woop Woop (1997) Rod Taylor Aussie comedy!      

Lillian Gish & Helen Hayes ~ Arsenic & Old Lace (1969) Bob Crane & Fred Gwynne                
Disney: For the Love of  Willadean: A Taste of Melon & Treasure in a Haunted House (1964)

Marlene Dietrich ~ The Garden of Allah (1936) Charles Boyer,  Basil Rathbone                        
The Private Lives of Adam and Eve (1960) Mickey Rooney, Mamie Van Doren, Tuesday Weld

Thursday's Game (TV Movie: 1974) Gene Wilder, Bob Newhart        
           
Show Boat (1936) Irene Dunne, Helen Morgan, Hattie McDaniel

Harem (1986) Nancy Travis, Ava Gardner, Omar Sharif

Clark Gable, Loretta Young in The Call of the Wild (1935)

Topsy & Eva (1927) "Vaudeville Stars" the Duncan Sisters

Escape from East Berlin (1962) Christine Kaufmann

Lillian Gish, Bette Davis, Helen Hayes ~ Arsenic and Old Lace (1969)

The Whales of August (1987)

Starcrossed (1985) James Spader

Disnet TV rarity! For the Love of Willadean: A Taste of Melon & Treasure in a Haunted House (1964)
           
Ann-Margret A TIGER'S TALE (1988) C. Thomas Howell

The Borgia Stick (1967) Don Murray.

Tainted Blood (1993) Raquel Welch, Alley Mills & Joan Van Ark

"Just Imagine" (193)0) Maureen O'Sullivan, El Brendel

 "Madam Satan" (1930) Kay Johnson, Lillian Roth

Strike Me Pink (1936) Eddie Cantor, Ethel Merman

Doris Day is Julie (1956)

Natalie Wood is Penelope (1966)



Tuesday, October 14, 2014

1916 silent comedies: Mystery Of The Leaping Fish (1916) Douglas Fairbanks & Bombs by Mack Sennett


The Mystery Of The Leaping Fish: 1916 Film (Cocaine Using "Scientific Detective" Named Coke Ennyday)

The Mystery of the Leaping Fish is a 1916 American short silent comedy film spoofing Craig Kennedy and Sherlock Holmes. It stars Douglas Fairbanks as Coke Ennyday, a detective with a massive drug habit who resorts to cocaine at every opportunity; he jigs through the film looking unnaturally happy.

Directed by John Emerson & Christy Cabanne, the story was written by Tod Browning, director of the notorious Freaks and Dracula. Anita Loos wrote the film's intertitles.

A 35mm print of the film still exists in its entirety and is currently in the public domain.

Initial release: June 11, 1916
Directors: Christy Cabanne, John Emerson
Story by: Tod Browning
Cinematography: John W. Leezer
Screenplay: Tod Browning, Anita Loos

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Bombs
Also known as Bombs and Brides in the USA

Cast: Charles Murray, Louise Fazenda, Mary Thurman, Harry Booker, Wayland Trask, Edgar Kennedy

The Keystone Film Company production; distributed by Triangle Film Corporation. / Produced by Mack Sennett. / Released 8 October 1916. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / The film was rereleased in the USA as Bombs and Brides in 1920.

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Häxan (1922) The Witches or Witchcraft Through The Ages & The Golem (1915) DVD



Häxan (Danish title: Heksen; English title: The Witches or Witchcraft Through The Ages) is a 1922 Swedish/Danish silent horror film written, directed and starred Benjamin Christensen. Based partly on Christensen's study of the Malleus Maleficarum, a 15th-century German guide for inquisitors, Häxan is a study of how superstition and the misunderstanding of diseases and mental illness could lead to the hysteria of the witch-hunts.

The film was made as a documentary but contains dramatized sequences that are comparable to horror films.

With Christensen's meticulous recreation of medieval scenes and the lengthy production period, the film was the most expensive Scandinavian silent film ever made, costing nearly two million Swedish kronor.

Although it won acclaim in Denmark and Sweden, the film was banned in the United States and heavily censored in other countries for what were considered at that time graphic depictions of torture, nudity and sexual perversion.

Janus, 1968 release, entitled Witchcraft Through the Ages. This version featured an eclectic jazz score by Daniel Humair (played by a quintet including Jean-Luc Ponty on violin and Daniel Humair on percussion) and dramatic narration by William S. Burroughs. (Run time: 1hr 16min 43sec)


The Golem (German: Der Golem, shown in the USA as The Monster of Fate) is a 1915 silent horror film written and directed by Paul Wegener and Henrik Galeen. It is inspired by ancient Jewish legend. It is a long lost film, though the Deutsche Kinemathek film archive possesses "108 meter fragments".

(Silentera.com states, however, that a "print exists".

It is the first of a trilogy by Wegener, followed by The Golem and the Dancing Girl (1917) and The Golem: How He Came into the World (1920). David Brooks, writing as a columnist for Minnesota Daily, said the film "deals with the tragic issues in life." (Run time: 1 hr 41min 23sec)

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Cecil B. DeMille’s Male and Female (1919), The Affairs of Anatol (1921) ~ Gloria Swanson






 

Cecil B. DeMille: Male and Female (1919) Gloria Swanson, Thomas Meighan & Lila Lee

Male and Female (1919) is a silent film directed by Cecil B. DeMille and starring Gloria Swanson and Thomas Meighan.  Its main themes are gender relations and social class. The film is based on the J. M. Barrie play The Admirable Crichton.

The film contains two famous scenes, indicative of de Mille's predilections as a filmmaker.

An early scene depicts Gloria Swanson bathing in an elaborate setting, attended by two maids, lavishing her with rosewater and bath salts, silk dressing gown, and luxurious towels.

Toward the end of the film, a fantasy sequence about ancient Babylon shows Swanson posed as Gabriel von Max's famous painting The Lion's Bride, which involved her being photographed with an actual lion.

Starring Gloria Swanson
Directed by Cecil B. DeMille
Produced by Cecil B. DeMille, Jesse L. Lasky
Written by Jeanie Macpherson, J. M. Barrie (play)
Released November 23rd, 1919

Running time: 1hr 55min

The Affairs of Anatol is a 1921 American silent comedy-drama film directed by Cecil B. DeMille, and starring Wallace Reid and Gloria Swanson.

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Classic 1925 Silent films: Smouldering Fires w/Laura La Plante & William S. Hart in Tumbleweeds w/intro by Hart



Smouldering Fires (1925) Pauline Frederick & Laura La Plante

A Universal silent drama film directed by Clarence Brown and starring Pauline Frederick and Laura La Plante. The movie's plot is similar to the 1933 talking picture Female, starring Ruth Chatterton.

This silent film was a smash success and was considered scandalous upon its theatrical release.




Tumbleweeds (1925) William S. Hart

American Western film starring and produced by William S. Hart. It depicts the Cherokee Strip land rush of 1893. The film is said to have influenced the Oscar-winning 1931 Western Cimarron, which also depicts the land rush.

On this double-feature DVD is the 1939 Astor Pictures' re-release of Tumbleweeds which includes an 8-minute introduction by the then 75 year old Hart as he talks about his career and the "glories of the old west."

Tumbleweeds was Hart's last movie.


William S. Hart was one of the most succccessful silent film stars.  His films were immensely popular.  However, he was shy.  Unlike Gish, Pickford, Chaplin - his films were smash successes but never received the same notoriety.  Cumulatively, his films were more successful than Gish and Pickford.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Carmen (1915) Geraldine Farrar & Wallace Reid and Pola Negri as Carmen (1918)


Carmen is a 1915 silent drama film directed by Cecil B. DeMille. 
It is based on the novella by Prosper Mérimée. 

Directed, Produced & Written by Cecil B. DeMille
Cinematography, Alvin Wyckoff
Editing by Anne Bauchens, Cecil B. DeMille
Release date: 31 October 1915

Geraldine Farrar - Carmen
Wallace Reid - Don Jose
Pedro de Cordoba - Escamillo
Horace B. Carpenter - Pastia
William Elmer - Morales
Jeanie Macpherson - Gypsy girl
Anita King - Gypsy girl
Milton Brown - Garcia
Tex Driscoll
Raymond Hatton - Spectator at Bullfight (un-credited)





Carmen is a 1918 German silent drama film directed by Ernst Lubitsch and starring Pola Negri, Harry Liedtke and Leopold von Ledebur. It was based on the novella Carmen by Prosper Mérimée.

Like Bizet's opera Carmen, this film only adapts the third part of Mérimée's novella and transforms the character of Don José at the beginning of the story from bandit on the run to honest man in love with his childhood sweetheart. The film was released with English intertitles in the United States in 1921 under the alternative title Gypsy Blood.

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Monday, May 19, 2014

Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1903, 1914, 1927, 1965)






Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1903) Edwin S. Porter
Working for Thomas Edison, Edwin S. Porter was the first American "director," the pioneer who discovered how to use Edison's invention to tell stories and entertain audiences. His Uncle Tom's Cabin (1903) was one of the very earliest "full-length" American movies -- although "full-length" in 1903 meant about 14 minutes. According to a Notice in The New York Times, it premiered on August 3rd at Huber's Fourteenth Street Museum; sharing the program with it were several live acts, including a married team of "colored comedians."

Porter shot the film inside the Edison Company's studio in New York, and made sure there was no doubt whose film it was by including a “Sign” displaying the Thomas A. Edison ® in almost every one of the 14 separate scenes. (Edison had reason to be proprietary; within weeks after this film was made, Sigmund Lubin, his Philadelphia competitor released "a dupe" of it.) The movie's actors, sets, costumes, and much of its stage "business" derive from one of the turn-of-the-century theatrical "Tom Shows."

Other than Edison's name, the film contains no credits and which UTC Company Porter employed has never been learned. But although many changes were required to turn a five act drama into a one-reel silent movie, Porter's film is extremely valuable as a partial record of what thousands of live audiences saw when the "Tommers" came to town.
 
Since most people in the film's original audience would have seen at least one "Tom Show," they already knew not just the larger story (and so could fill in the many gaps created by telling the story of a 500-page novel or a 3-hour play in less than 14 minutes), but the dialogue and "stage business" of the individual scenes. The catalog that the Edison company prepared to help sell the film to exhibitors provides descriptions that help 21st century viewers "see" what is going on ... As the catalogue also notes, Uncle Tom's Cabin was the first American film ever to include titles (called "announcements" here) to identify and introduce each new scene.
 
Like the typical "Tom show," this performance uses white actors in blackface for the major "black" parts, and black performers only as extras. This version also gives a vivid idea of how the "Tom show" version of Stowe's novel depicted slavery; most of the time, even at a slave auction, the slaves can't help dancing. The movie's subtitle is Slavery Days, which suggests its makers and its viewers believed this re-presentation was faithful to historical reality.
 
The movie was shot in 14 sequences, each with its own stage set and film title.
Original Score by Brian Pinette
 
 


 
Uncle Tom's Cabin (1914) Sam Lucas
 
This 1914 version of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s classic was directed by William Robert Daly. It was adapted Edward McWade from the play adaptation by George L. Aiken. It was the second known film adaptation of the story.
 
It starred Sam Lucas, Teresa Michelena, Marie Eline (again), Roy Applegate, Irving Cummings and Boots Wall. This was the first "white" film to have an African-American star, Sam Lucas.
Sam Lucas, one of the most respected and celebrated entertainers of his time, is credited with breaking barriers for black actors and becoming the first African American actor to star in a “white” feature film. Lucas is best remembered for his comic and dramatic roles performed on the minstrel circuit and Broadway stages, and by the end of his career, a major motion picture.
 
Lucas was born Samuel Mildmay in Washington, Ohio in 1840. He began singing and playing the guitar as a teenager and went on to establish a reputation as a performer while working as a barber. After the Civil War when African American performers (in blackface) were allowed to work in minstrel shows, Lucas joined traveling black companies and sang on the Ohio River steamboats. Lucas built a reputation as the best all-around entertainer in the business and was empowered to select his own shows which allowed him to star with the most successful black minstrel companies as a comedian and singer.
 
Dissatisfied with limited minstrel roles, Lucas attempted to establish himself as a serious actor by appearing in dramatic plays during the mid 1870s. By 1878, he became the first black man to appear as the title character in the serious stage production of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin. At the age of 73, the veteran actor capped his career when he recreated the role of Uncle Tom in the 1914 film version released by World Film Corporation as well as two comedy shorts made as Tom. Lucas is believed to be the first African American actor to appear as Uncle Tom during the era.

Shortly after completing the film, Lucas died after suffering a long bout of liver disease.
 
Release Date: 10 August 1914
Production Co: World
Runtime: 54 min
  
 

Uncle Tom's Cabin (1927)

Silent film “epic" directed by Harry A. Pollard and released by Universal Pictures. The film is based on the eponymous novel written by Harriett Beecher Stowe and was the last silent film version. It was preserved in a copy at the Library of Congress.
 
In this version of the film, all of the major slave roles, with the exception of Uncle Tom himself, were portrayed by white actors. Actress Mona Ray played the slave Topsy in blackface, while the slaves Eliza, George, Cassie and Harry were all presented as having very light skin coloring because of mixed-race heritage.
 
This two-hour movie spent more than a year in production and was the third most expensive picture of the silent era (at a cost of $1.8 million). Black actor Charles Gilpin was originally cast in the title role, but was fired after the studio decided his "portrayal was too aggressive." James B. Lowe then took over the character of Tom. One difference in this film from the novel is that after Tom dies, he returns as a vengeful spirit and confronts Simon Legree before leading the slave owner to his death. Black media outlets of the time praised the film, but the studio—fearful of a backlash from Southern and white film audiences—ended up cutting out controversial scenes, including the film's opening at a slave auction (where a mother is torn away from her baby).
 
The story was adapted by Pollard, Harvey F. Thew and A.P. Younger, with titles by Walter Anthony. It starred James B. Lowe, Virginia Grey, George Siegmann, Margarita Fischer, Mona Ray and Madame Sul-Te-Wan
 
Universal, 1927. Directed by Harry A. Pollard. Camera: Jacob Kull, Charles Stumar. 1hour 48min


Uncle Tom's Cabin (1965)
 
Uncle Tom's Cabin (German: Onkel Toms Hütte) is a 1965 German film directed by Géza von Radványi. The film was entered into the 4th Moscow International Film Festival.

 
Writers: Harriet Beecher Stowe (novel), Fred Denger (screenplay)
Stars: John Kitzmiller, Herbert Lom and Olive Moorefield
 
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