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Title Imitation of life / Universal International presents ; produced by Ross Hunter ; directed by Douglas Sirk ; screenplay by Eleanore Griffin and Allan Scott.

Published Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios Home Video, [2002]


Location Call No. Status
Edition Widescreen version.
Physical description 1 videodisc (125 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in.
polychrome rdacc
Notes Anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1 aspect), Dolby digital 2.0 mono.
Credits Director of photography, Russell Metty ; film editor, Milton Carruth ; music, Frank Skinner, Mahalia Jackson.
Notes Based on the novel by Fannie Hurst.
DVD release of the 1959 motion picture by Universal.
Colour recording system: NTSC ; Region 1.
Audience Not rated.
Performers Lana Turner, John Gavin, Sandra Dee, Dan O'Herlihy, Susan Kohner, Robert Alda, Juanita Moore, Mahalia Jackson.
Summary 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.
System notes DVD.
Language notes English dialogue with optional Spanish or French subtitles. Closed-captioned.
Other author Hunter, Ross.
Sirk, Douglas, 1897-1987.
Griffin, Eleanore.
Scott, Allan, 1906-1995.
Turner, Lana, 1921-1995.
Gavin, John, 1931-2018.
Dee, Sandra.
Moore, Juanita.
Kohner, Susan, 1936-
Jackson, Mahalia, 1911-1972.
Hurst, Fannie, 1889-1968. Imitation of life.
Universal-International (Firm)
Universal Studios Home Video (Firm)
Subject Mothers and daughters -- Drama.
African Americans -- Race identity -- Drama.
Feature films.
ISBN 0783276702
Publisher Number 22611 Universal