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Imitation of life

Author: John M StahlCarl LaemmleWilliam J HurlbutClaudette ColbertWarren WilliamAll authors
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal, [2003]
Series: Franchise collection.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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1934 version: Two single mothers join together to form a successful business, but find that material success does nothing to stabilize their personal lives.

1959 version: Two single mothers, a down-on-her-luck actress and a homeless woman, attempt to find happiness for themselves and their daughters.

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Genre/Form: Feature films
Films for the hearing impaired
Drama
Film adaptations
Teatro
Named Person: Fannie Hurst; Fannie Hurst
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: John M Stahl; Carl Laemmle; William J Hurlbut; Claudette Colbert; Warren William; Rochelle Hudson; Ned Sparks; Louise Beavers; Fredi Washington; Juanita Quigley; Alan Hale; Henry Armetta; Wyndham Standing; Eleanore Griffin; Allan Scott; Ross Hunter; Douglas Sirk; Lana Turner; John Gavin; Sandra Dee; Susan Kohner; Robert Alda; Dan O'Herlihy; Juanita Moore; Frank Skinner; Fannie Hurst; Universal Pictures Company.; Universal-International (Firm); Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 0783287062 9780783287065
OCLC Number: 55022725
Language Note: In English, with optional French or Spanish subtitles and optional English captions for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Title from container.
Based on the novel: Imitation of life / by Fannie Hurst.
Originally produced as a motion pictures in 1934 and 1959.
Special feature (side 2): theatrical trailers.
Credits: 1934 version: Photography, Merritt Gerstad ; film editors, Philip Cahn, Maurice Wright.
1959 version: Director of photography, Russell Metty ; film editor, Milton Carruth ; music, Frank Skinner.
Performer(s): 1934 version: Claudette Colbert, Warren William, Rochelle Hudson, Ned Sparks, Louise Beavers, Fredi Washington, Baby Jane (Juanita Quigley), Alan Hale, Henry Armetta, Wyndham Standing.
1959 version: Lana Turner, John Gavin, Sandra Dee, Susan Kohner, Robert Alda, Dan O'Herlihy, Juanita Moore.
Target Audience: Not rated by the MPAA.
Description: 1 videodisc (236 min.) : sd., b&w and col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC, region 1; Dolby digital 2.0 mono; double-sided disc, standard format (1.33:1, 1934 version) & widescreen format (1.85:1, 1959 version).
Contents: Side 1. Imitation of life (1934, b&w, 111 min.) / a Universal picture ; the new Universal presents ; produced by Carl Laemmle, Jr. ; screenplay, William Hurlbut ; directed by John M. Stahl --
Side 2. Imitation of life (1959, col., 125 min.) / Universal-International presents ; screenplay by Eleanore Griffin and Allan Scott ; produced by Ross Hunter ; directed by Douglas Sirk.
Series Title: Franchise collection.
Other Titles: Imitation of life (Motion picture : 1934)
Imitation of life (Motion picture : 1959)
Responsibility: Universal.
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1934 version: Two single mothers join together to form a successful business, but find that material success does nothing to stabilize their personal lives.

1959 version: Two single mothers, a down-on-her-luck actress and a homeless woman, attempt to find happiness for themselves and their daughters.

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