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African Americans in Film

Uncle Tom's Cabana [animated cartoon]

Directed by Tex Avery, 1947. Uncle Tom's Cabana: UncleTom went from cabin to cabana to ward off the mortage.Little Eva (now grown up) saves Tom's cabin with hersinging and seductive sexiness. ;
Reviews and articles: Wallace, Michelle. "The Celluloid Cabin:Satiricial Distortions of Uncle Tom in AnimatedCartoon Short, 1932-1947." Studies in PopularCulture, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 1-10, 2001Apr

Uncle Tom's Cabin

Two silent versions: Uncle Tom's Cabin, or Slavery Days,directed by Edwin S. Porter (1903, 17 min.); and Uncle Tom'sCabin, Minot Films Release, Inc., directed by Irwing Cummings(1914; 42 min.). ; (Porter);

Uncle Tom's Cabin

Two silent versions: Uncle Tom's Cabin, or Slavery Days ,directed by Edwin S. Porter (1903, 17 min.); and Uncle Tom's Cabin, Minot Films Release, Inc., directed by Irwing Cummings (1914; 42 min.).

Uncle Tom's Cabin (1965)

Directed by Geza von Radmanyi. Cast: Herbert Lom (SimonLegree), John Kitzmiller (Uncle Tom), Olive Moorefield (Cassy), O.W. Fischer, Catana Cayetano, Michaela May, Mylene Demongeto.Harriet Beecher Stowe's nineteenth-century classic story of thepre-Civil war South. Peace-loving Tom is forced to submit to hissadistic master, the evil Simon Legree. Helpless slaves-raped,tortured, and humiliated-are eventually driven to rebel againsttheir wicked oppressors.

Uncle Tom's Cabin (Silent 1927)

Directed by Harry A. Pollard. Harriet Beecher Stowe's influential 19th century story of the pre-Civil war South. Peace-loving slave Tom is forced to submit to his sadistic master, the evil Simon Legree. Helpless slaves -- raped, tortured and humiliated -- are eventually driven to rebel against their wicked oppressors. 112 min. :2334Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Uncle Tom's Cabin (Silent 1927)

Directed by Harry A. Pollard. Harriet Beecher Stowe'sinfluential 19th century story of the pre-Civil war South.Peace-loving slave Tom is forced to submit to his sadistic master,the evil Simon Legree. Helpless slaves -- raped, tortured andhumiliated -- are eventually driven to rebel against their wickedoppressors. 112 min. ; Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Undercover Brother (2002)

Director, Malcolm D. Lee. Cast: EddieGriffin, Chris Kattan, Denise Richards,Dave Chappelle, Aunjanue Ellis, ChiMcBride, Neil Patrick Harris, JackNoseworthy, Bille Dee Williams.Undercover Brother uses gadgets anddisguises to steal from the rich andgive to the poor. His activities arediscovered by theB.R.O.T.H.E.R.H.O.O.D., a spyorganization devoted to subverting TheMan and his henchman, Mr. Feather, whouse their power over the media todemean black people and destroy racialunity. The spy organization is run byThe Chief.

Underworld (1937)

Directed by Oscar Micheaux. Cast: Bee Freeman,Sol Johnson, Ethel Moses, Oscar Polk, LorenzoTucker. Paul Bronson lusts after the decadent worldof nightclubs and casinos. His strongest desiresare reserved for the dangerously voluptuous DinahJackson, but this beautiful temptress is really the'property' of mob boss LeRoy Giles. When jealousLeRoy gets wind of Dinah's cheating, he cuts offher money and kicks her out. An angry Dinah hasLeRoy shot, and suspicion falls on Paul. Dinah isPaul's only alibi--and his only hope of avoiding along walk down death row.

Up In the Air (1940)

Directed by Howard Bretherton. Host: RichardRoundtree. Cast: Frankie Darro, Marjorie Reynolds,Mantan Moreland. A radio singer is murdered whilesinging on the air in a radio studio. Radio pageboy, Frankie Ryan, and his janitor pal, Jeff, solvethe mystery for the none-too-sharp police. 61 min. Credits and other information from the Internet MovieDatabase

Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)

Directed by Wes Craven. Cast: Eddie Murphy, Angela Bassett,Allen Payne, Kadeem Hardison, John Witherspoon. Maximillian is theonly survivor from a race of vampires on a Caribbean Island, and asa vampire, he must find a mate to keep the line from ending. Heknows that a child had been born to a woman who had a vampirefather, and he searches for her in Brooklyn. Rita's mother, who hasdied in an asylum, was that woman and Rita has nightmares that shedoes not understand.

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