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Imitation of Life

Imitation of Life(1934)

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Brief Synopsis

A widow and her housekeeper go into business together but almost lose their daughters.

Cast & Crew

John M. Stahl Director
Claudette Colbert Beatrice Pullman
Warren William Stephen Archer
Rochelle Hudson Jessie Pullman
Ned Sparks Elmer Smith
Louise Beavers Delilah [Johnson]
Fredi Washington Peola [Johnson]
Baby Jane Baby Jessie
Alan Hale [Martin,] the furniture man
Henry Armetta The painter
Wyndham Standing The butler
Marilyn Knowlden Jessie Pullman, aged 8
Sebie Hendricks Peola Johnson, aged 4
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MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  not available
Release Date:  1934 Production Date:  A John M. Stahl Production
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Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Universal Pictures Corp.
Sound:  Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording) Production Co:  Universal Pictures Corp.
Duration(mins):  111 or 116 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  12    

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    Angela Gamblin 2016-02-13

    This was better than the Lana Turner version because of Freddie Washington. She truly was African-American, unlike the actress who played Peola in the 1959... MORE>

  • Unfair

    Viola Cunningham 2016-02-11

    I was very surprise to see that the two ladies that were not on the Poster was Louise Beavers and Fredi Washington.They are also the main characters in the... MORE>

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    Michael Powers 2013-02-07

    This is a great movie, I didn't realize 1959 version was a remake. . The Lana Turner version was always a little too "high-drama" for me. MORE>