Uncle Tom’s Cabin 1903


The 1903 version of Uncle Tom’s Cabin was one of the earliest “full-length” movies (although “full-length” at that time meant between 10 and 14 minutes). This film, directed by Edwin S. Porter, used white actors in blackface in the major roles and black performers only as extras. This version was evidently similar to many of the “Tom Shows” of earlier decades and featured a large number of black stereotypes (such as having the slaves dance in almost any context, including at a slave auction)

Made at Edison Studios New York




Author: Old Boy

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