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Imitation of Life(1934)

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Director

John M. Stahl Director
Scott Beal Assistant Director
Fred Frank Assistant Director
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Cast

Claudette Colbert Beatrice Pullman
Warren William Stephen Archer
Rochelle Hudson Jessie Pullman
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Ned Sparks Elmer Smith
Louise Beavers Delilah [Johnson]
Fredi Washington Peola [Johnson]
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Baby Jane Baby Jessie
Alan Hale [Martin,] the furniture man
Henry Armetta The painter
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Wyndham Standing The butler
Marilyn Knowlden Jessie Pullman, aged 8
Sebie Hendricks Peola Johnson, aged 4
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Dorothy Black Peola Johnson, aged 9
Henry Kolker Doctor Preston
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Paul Porcasi Cafe manager
Paullyn Garner Mrs. Ramsey
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Alice Ardell French maid
Noel Francis Mrs. Eden
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Franklin Pangborn Mr. Carven
Tyler Brooke Tipsy man
William Austin Englishman
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Alma Tell Mrs. Carven
Lenita Lane Mrs. Dale
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Barry Norton Young man
Joyce Compton Young woman
Reverend Gregg Black minister
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Edna Bowdoin Black secretary
Daisy Bufford Black waitress
Ethel Sykes Party woman
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Monya Andre Party woman
Curry Lee Black chauffeur
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Norma Drew Teacher
Madame Sul-Te-Wan Black cook
Stuart Johnston Black undertaker
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Fred Toones Person at funeral
Hattie McDaniel Person at funeral
Hayes Robinson Person at funeral
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Martin Turner Person at funeral
Libby Taylor Person at funeral
Elizabeth Jones Person at funeral
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Bessie Lyle Person at funeral
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Cinematography

Merritt Gerstad Photography
Alan Jones 2nd Camera
Paul Hill Assistant Camera
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Murray Rock Best Boy
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Writer

William Hurlbut Screenwriter
Victor Heerman Additional Dialogue
Finley Peter Dunne Jr. Additional Dialogue
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Arthur Richman Contract Writer
Preston Sturges Contract Writer
William Hurlbut Contract Writer
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Walter Ferris Contract Writer
Bianca Gilchrist Contract Writer
Victor Heerman Contract Writer
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Samuel Ornitz Contract Writer
Finley Peter Dunne Jr. Contract Writer
Sarah Y. Mason Contr to trmt
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Producer

Henry Henigson Associate Producer
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Editing

Philip Cahn Film Editor
Maurice Wright Film Editor
Maurice Pivar Supervising Film Editor
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Music

Heinz Roemheld Music Director
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Art Director

Charles D. Hall Art Director
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Visual Effects

John P. Fulton Special Effects
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Make-Up

William Ely Makeup
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Sound

Gilbert Kurland Sound Supervisor
Joe Lapis Mixer
Jack Bolger Mike man
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Production Companies

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Film Production - Main

Archie Hall Tech dir
M. F. Murphy Production Manager
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Cora Palmatier Scr clerk
Mary West Children's welfare worker
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Misc. Crew

Etta McDaniel Stand-in for Louise Beavers
Emily Bolman Stand-in for Rochelle Hudson
Alma Johnson Stand-in for Sebie Hendricks
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Alameda Johnson Stand-in for Sebie Hendricks
Barbara Boone Stand-in for Juanita Quigley
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