skip navigation
Imitation of Life (1959) - (Original Trailer)

title details and video sharing options

  1. now playing

    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.

    View the TCMDb entry for Imitation of Life (1959)


  2. share video
This Month
This Month On TCM -- (Movie Promo) December 2017
Original promo for TCM's December, 2017 programming. ...
Play
Shop Around The Corner, The (1940) — (Movie Clip) Maybe You Could Use Me?
In contemporary Budapest, boss Matuschek (Frank Morgan)...
Play
Brute Force (1947) -- (Movie Clip) Finish That Dream
Joe (Burt Lancaster), the last of the jail-break plotters...
Play | SHOP

Brute Force (1947) -- (Movie Clip)... Joe (Burt Lancaster), the... MORE > $30.45 Regularly $39.95 Buy Now

Marty (1955) -- (Movie Clip) I Have A Feeling About You
Having unexpectedly hit it off with Clara (Betsy Blair), a...
Play | SHOP

Marty (1955) -- (Movie Clip) I Have... Having unexpectedly hit... MORE > $14.96 Regularly $19.95 Buy Now

Chariots Of Fire (1981) -- (Movie Clip) A Muscular Christian
Ian Charleson as Scot Eric Liddell, encouraged by his...
Play | SHOP

Chariots Of Fire (1981) -- (Movie... Ian Charleson as Scot... MORE > $11.21 Regularly $14.98 Buy Now

Dames (1934) — (Movie Clip) The Girl At The Ironing Board
Part of the Broadway show imagined in the narrative, the...
Play
Secret Life Of Walter Mitty, The (1947) -- (Movie Clip) Greater Perth Amboy
Opening from producer Samuel Goldwyn's liberal Hollywood...
Play | SHOP

Secret Life Of Walter Mitty, The... Opening from producer... MORE > $11.21 Regularly $14.98 Buy Now

Meet Me In St. Louis (1944) -- (Movie Clip) Real Christmas Spirit
Frolicking with snowmen, Christmas 1903, brother Lon...
Play | SHOP

Meet Me In St. Louis (1944) --... Frolicking with snowmen,... MORE > $21.56 Regularly $26.98 Buy Now

Constant Nymph, The (1943) -- (Movie Clip) You've Broken My Spine
First scene for Joan Fontaine, unleashed as Swiss teen...
Play | SHOP

Constant Nymph, The (1943) --... First scene for Joan... MORE > $16.95 Regularly $19.99 Buy Now

Withnail & I (1987) — (Movie Clip) I Will Never Play The Dane
Lacking any assets or ideas, jobless actor roommates...
Play
Babes On Broadway -- (Movie Clip) How About You?
Continuing their first meeting, budding stars Tommy...
Play
Meet John Doe (1941) — (Movie Clip) The Greed, The Lust, The Hate, The Fear
Staff-slashing editor Connell (James Gleason) doesn’t know...
Play | SHOP

Meet John Doe (1941) — (Movie Clip)... Staff-slashing editor... MORE > $11.95 Regularly $10.99 Buy Now

Bundle Of Joy (1956) -- (Movie Clip) Worry About Tomorrow
The married co-stars Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds...
Play | SHOP

Bundle Of Joy (1956) -- (Movie... The married co-stars... MORE > $14.96 Regularly $19.99 Buy Now

Last Sunset, The (1961) -- (Movie Clip) Cowboys Aren't Very Bright
We know little about the Kirk Douglas character here,...
Play | SHOP

Last Sunset, The (1961) -- (Movie... We know little about the... MORE > $12.57 Regularly $14.98 Buy Now

Latin Lovers (1952) — (Movie Clip) Carlotta You Gotta Be Mine
Business owner Nora (Lana Turner) with her unduly...
Play | SHOP

Latin Lovers (1952) — (Movie Clip)... Business owner Nora (Lana... MORE > $17.56 Regularly $21.99 Buy Now

Royal Wedding (1951) -- (Movie Clip) Sunday Jumps
Fred Astaire (as entertainer "Tom Bowen") in his famous...
Play | SHOP

Royal Wedding (1951) -- (Movie... Fred Astaire (as... MORE > $11.95 Regularly $10.99 Buy Now

Little Women (1949) -- (Movie Clip) We'll Storm The Citadel!
March sisters Meg, Jo, Amy and Beth (Janet Leigh, June...
Play
Remember The Night (1940) -- (Movie Clip) I Won't Be Forced!
Shoplifter Lee (Barbara Stanwyck) has been delivered to...
Play | SHOP

Remember The Night (1940) -- (Movie... Shoplifter Lee (Barbara... MORE > $18.95 Regularly $19.98 Buy Now

Thin Man, The (1934) -- (Movie Clip) Five More Martinis
Introduction of Nick Charles (William Powell), soon...
Play | SHOP

Thin Man, The (1934) -- (Movie... Introduction of Nick... MORE > $14.95 Regularly $19.98 Buy Now

Christmas Carol, A (1938) -- (Movie Clip) Jacob Marley
Having dismissed the neighborhood patrol, Scrooge...
Play | SHOP

Christmas Carol, A (1938) -- (Movie... Having dismissed the... MORE > $9.95 Regularly $14.98 Buy Now

#
Imitation of Life (1959) - (Original Trailer)
Imitation of Life (1959)
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.>
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) -- (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) 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) 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) 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.>
Michael Phillips Intro -- Imitation Of Life (1959)
Guest host Michael Phillips introduces Imitation Of Life,...
Michael Phillips Intro -- Imitation Of...
Michael Phillips Intro -- Imitation Of Life (1959)
Guest host Michael Phillips introduces Imitation Of Life, 1959. >
Ben Mankiewicz Intro -- Imitation Of Life (1959)
Ben Mankiewicz introduces Imitation Of Life, 1959.
Ben Mankiewicz Intro -- Imitation Of...
Ben Mankiewicz Intro -- Imitation Of Life (1959)
Ben Mankiewicz introduces Imitation Of Life, 1959. >
#

TCM Movie Database

Your destination for exclusive material from the TCM vaults

LEARN MORE >