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Imitation Of Life (1959) -- (Movie Clip) Ten...
Out of work model and/or actress and single mom Lora (Lana...
Imitation Of Life (1959) -- (Movie Clip) Ten Seconds Before You Die
Out of work model and/or actress and single mom Lora (Lana Turner) has schemed her way into an after-hours meeting at the office of theatrical agent Loomis (Robert Alda) who, it turns out, lacks certain scruples, early in Douglas Sirk's Imitation Of Life, 1959.>
Imitation Of Life (1959) -- (Movie Clip) Foolish...
Single mom and aspiring actress Lora (Lana Turner) is...
Imitation Of Life (1959) -- (Movie Clip) Foolish Together
Single mom and aspiring actress Lora (Lana Turner), embarrassed by Christmas attention from Steve (John Gavin), as housekeeper/roommate Annie (Juanita Moore) takes a call from agent Loomis (Robert Alda), representing Edwards (Dan O'Herlihy), in Douglas Sirk's hit Imitation Of Life, 1959.>
Imitation Of Life (1959) -- (Movie Clip) A Maid To...
After wide shots establishing the real Coney Island,...
Imitation Of Life (1959) -- (Movie Clip) A Maid To Live In
After wide shots establishing the real Coney Island, director Douglas Sirk switches to location shooting in Long Beach, CA, introducing principals Lana Turner, John Gavin and Juanita Moore, opening producer Ross Hunter's hit re-make, Imitation Of Life, 1959.>
Imitation Of Life (1959) -- (Movie Clip) A Falling...
Susie (Sandra Dee) and Sarah Jane (Susan Kohner) are now...
Imitation Of Life (1959) -- (Movie Clip) A Falling Star!
Susie (Sandra Dee) and Sarah Jane (Susan Kohner) are now teens, Lora (Lana Turner) now a Broadway star and Annie (Juanita Moore) still her backup, when old flame Steve (John Gavin) shows up at a premiere party ten years later, in producer Ross Hunter's Imitation Of Life, 1959.>
Imitation Of Life (1959) -- (Movie Clip) Title...
Lana Turner, John Gavin, Sandra Dee, Susan Kohner, Robert...
Imitation Of Life (1959) -- (Movie Clip) Title Song, Credits
Earl Grant's vocal, Sammy Fain and Paul Thomas Webster's song, the especially evocative title sequence, from producer Ross Hunter and director Douglas Sirk's hit melodrama Imitation Of Life, starring Lana Turner, John Gavin, Sandra Dee and Juanita Moore.>
Imitation of Life (1959) - (Original Trailer)
Imitation of Life (1959)
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Imitation of Life (1959) - (Original Trailer)
Two mothers, one white, one black, face problems with their rebellious daughters in Douglas Sirk's Imitation Of Life (1959) starring Lana Turner.>
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