Video/Film , DVD in English

Imitation of life

Universal-International presents ; screenplay by Eleanore Griffin and Allan Scott ; produced by Ross Hunter ; directed by Douglas Sirk.
  • Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Video, [2002]
  • Copyright Notice: ©2002
  • Widescreen.
  • 1 videodisc (125 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • DVD video 4 3/4 in.
  • DVD, NTSC, Region 1 encoding, anamorphic widescreen (aspect 1.85:1), Dolby digital 2.0 mono.
Also known as
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.
Performers
  • 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).
Subjects
Genre
  • Feature films.
  • Feature films.
  • Romances.
  • Melodramas (Motion pictures)
  • Romance films.
  • Feature films.
  • Fiction films.
  • Film adaptations.
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
  • Romance Feature.
  • Drama.
  • Feature films.
  • Fiction films.
  • Film adaptations.
  • Melodramas (Motion pictures)
  • Romance films.
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
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.
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 information
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1959.
  • Based on the novel by Fannie Hurst.
  • Bonus materials: Trailer; Recommendations.
  • MPAA rating: Not rated.
  • Language: English dialogue, Spanish or French subtitles; closed-captioned.
  • Awards: Best Supporting Actress nominations (Academy Awards): Juanita Moore; Susan Kohner
  • OCLC
Publisher's number
  • 22611 Universal
ISBN
  • 0783276702
  • 9780783276700
Identifying numbers
  • UPC: 025192261121
  • OCLC: 51341590
  • OCLC: 51341590