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Imitation of Life (1959)

Unrated

Classic · 2h 5m · 4/30/1959

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Fannie Hurst's Best Selling Novel of Today's Tormented Generation!

Description

Imitation of Life, one of the most beloved and respected stories of all-time, is now available in a new 2-movie Special Edition! Based on the 1933 best-selling novel, this emotionally charged drama chronicles the lives of two widows and their troubled daughters as they struggle to find true happiness in a world plagued by racism. The Imitation of Life 2-movie Special Edition includes both versions of the film: The original 1934 Best Picture nominee starring Claudette Colbert and the 1959 masterpiece starring Lana Turner. With storylines tackling racism, romance, family, success and tragedy, Imitation of Life is powerful story that still resonates with audiences today.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Company

Universal International Pictures (UI)

Budget

$2,000,000

Revenue

$25,000,000
Cast
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Lana Turner

Lora Meredith
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John Gavin

Steve Archer
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Sandra Dee

Susie - 16
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Susan Kohner

Sarah Jane - 18
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Robert Alda

Allen Loomis
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Dan O'Herlihy

David Edwards
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Juanita Moore

Annie Johnson
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Karin Dicker

Sarah Jane - 8
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Terry Burnham

Susie - 6
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John Vivyan

Young Man
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Lee Goodman

Photographer
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Ann Robinson

Showgirl
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Troy Donahue

Frankie
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Sandra Gould

Annette
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David Tomack

Mr. McKenney
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Joel Fluellen

Minister
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Jack Weston

Tom
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Billy House

Fat Man on Beach
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Maida Severn

Teacher
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Than Wyenn

Romano
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Peg Shirley

Fay
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Mahalia Jackson

Choir Soloist
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George Barrows

Furniture Mover (uncredited)
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Chuckie Bradley

Bit Part (uncredited)
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Paul Bradley

Preston Mitchell (uncredited)
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Teddy Buckner

Member of Marching Band (uncredited)
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Joe Darensbourg

Member of Marching Band (uncredited)
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Mike De Lay

Member of Marching Band (uncredited)
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Elinor Donahue

Friend of lana turner's character (uncredited)
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Cicely Evans

Louise Morton (uncredited)
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Myrna Fahey

Actress (uncredited)
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Bess Flowers

Geraldine Moore (uncredited)
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Leota Lorraine

Bit Part (uncredited)
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Forbes Murray

Bit Part (uncredited)
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Eddie Parker

Policeman at Funeral (uncredited)
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Eddie Smith

Funeral Onlooker (uncredited)
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Napoleon Whiting

Kenneth - Lora's Butler (uncredited)
Crew
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Douglas Sirk

Director
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Eleanore Griffin

Writer
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Allan Scott

Writer
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Fannie Hurst

Writer
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Disc Releases
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Imitation of Life

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

4/7/2015

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Imitation of Life

(DVD)

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Imitation of Life

(DVD)

2/5/2008

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Imitation of Life

(DVD)

2/10/2004

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Imitation of Life

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

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