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Imitation of Life

Imitation of Life(1959)

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Two mothers, one white, one black, face problems with their rebellious daughters.

Cast & Crew

Douglas Sirk Director
Lana Turner Lora Meredith
John Gavin Steve Archer
Sandra Dee Susie Meredith, age sixteen
Susan Kohner Sarah Jane [Johnson], age eighteen
Robert Alda Allen Loomis
Dan O'Herlihy David Edwards
Karen Dicker Sarah Jane [Johnson, age eight]
Terry Burnham Susie [Meredith] age 6
Sandra Gould Receptionist
Juanita Moore Annie Johnson
Mahalia Jackson Choir soloist
John Vivyan Young man
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MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  World premiere in Chicago, IL: 17 Mar 1959; Los Angeles opening: 20 Mar 1959; New York opening: 17 Apr 1959
Release Date:  1959 Production Date:  [CinemaScope]
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Color/B&W:  Color (Eastmancolor) Distributions Co:  Universal Pictures Co., Inc.
Sound:  Stereo Production Co:  Universal-International Pictures Co., Inc.
Duration(mins):  124-125 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  11,155    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • Poor annie

    Dinah Abbott 2017-04-14

    Poor annie, didn't have a life, no man, just dreams of a funeral and death. A rotten selfish, self hating girl possible biracial bipolar nut. At least... MORE>

  • Tears, tears and more tears..

    Cheryl 2017-04-14

    Beautiful movie.. I haven't cried watching a movie in years. Beautiful movie!! MORE>

  • Imitation of Life (1959)

    Patricia Annette Moore 2017-04-14

    One of the most beloved and heartfelt pictures I have ever watched. I truly, truly enjoy viewing it everytime I can catch it on television. MORE>