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Imitation of life

Author: Eleanore GriffinAllan ScottRoss HunterDouglas SirkLana TurnerAll authors
Publisher: Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios Home Video, [2002] ©2002
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : WidescreenView all editions and formats
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The story of two widows and their troubled daughters. In the search for success as an actress, Lora neglects her daughter. Lora's black housekeeper's daughter repudiates her mother by trying to pass for white. As the years pass, each of the four women realizes that she has been living an emotionally fruitless existence.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Romances
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Romance films
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Romance
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Eleanore Griffin; Allan Scott; Ross Hunter; Douglas Sirk; Lana Turner; John Gavin; Sandra Dee; Susan Kohner; Robert Alda; Dan O'Herlihy; Juanita Moore; Karin Dicker; Terry Burnham; John Vivyan; Lee Goodman; Ann Robinson; Troy Donahue; Sandra Gould; David Tomack; Joel Fluellen; Jack Weston; Billy House; Maida Severn; Than Wyenn; Peg Shirley; Mahalia Jackson; Russell Metty; Jean Louise; Alexander Golitzen; Richard H Riedel; R A Gausman; Julia Heron; Milton Carruth; Bill Thomas; Sammy Fain; Paul Francis Webster; Earl Grant; Frank Skinner; Fannie Hurst; Universal-International (Firm),; Universal Studios Home Video (Firm),
ISBN: 0783276702 9780783276700
OCLC Number: 51341590
Language Note: English dialogue, Spanish or French subtitles; Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1959.
Based on the novel by Fannie Hurst.
Bonus materials: Trailer; Recommendations.
Credits: Director of photography, Russell Metty ; gowns for Lana Turner by Jean Louis ; art direction, Alexander Golitzen, Richard H. Riedel ; set decorations, Russell A. Gausman, Julia Heron ; film editor, Milton Carruth ; gowns, Bill Thomas ; "Imitation of Life" music by Sammy Fain ; lyric by Paul Francis Webster ; sung by Earl Grant ; music, Frank Skinner.
Cast: Lana Turner, John Gavin, Sandra Dee, Susan Kohner, Robert Alda, Dan O'Herlihy, Juanita Moore, Karin Dicker, Terry Burnham, John Vivyan, Lee Goodman, Ann Robinson, Troy Donahue, Sandra Gould, David Tomack, Joel Fluellen, Jack Weston, Billy House, Maida Severn, Than Wyenn, Peg Shirley, Mahalia Jackson (singer).
Awards: Best Supporting Actress nominations (Academy Awards): Juanita Moore; Susan Kohner.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (2 hrs., 5 min.) : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC, Region 1 encoding, anamorphic widescreen (aspect 1.85:1), Dolby digital 2.0 mono.
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.
Other Titles: Imitation of life (Motion picture : 1959)
Responsibility: Universal-International presents ; screenplay by Eleanore Griffin and Allan Scott ; produced by Ross Hunter ; directed by Douglas Sirk.

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The story of two widows and their troubled daughters. In the search for success as an actress, Lora neglects her daughter. Lora's black housekeeper's daughter repudiates her mother by trying to pass for white. As the years pass, each of the four women realizes that she has been living an emotionally fruitless existence.

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