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Imitation of Life (1959)

Imitation of Life
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7.9 IMDB rating
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Lana Turner Lana Turner
Lora Meredith
John Gavin John Gavin
Steve Archer
Sandra Dee Sandra Dee
Susie - 16
Susan Kohner Susan Kohner
Sarah Jane - 18
Robert Alda Robert Alda
Allen Loomis
Dan O Dan O'Herlihy
David Edwards
Juanita Moore Juanita Moore
Annie Johnson
Karin Dicker Karin Dicker
Sarah Jane - 8


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Eleanore Griffin Eleanore Griffin
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Allan Scott Allan Scott
(screenplay)


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Imitation Of Life-1959

11 years, 7 months ago at Mar 20 7:23
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This movie includes a moving performance by Mahalia Jackson, who sings "Trouble Of The World" in the funeral scene.
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A struggling young actress with a six-year-old daughter sets up housekeeping with a homeless black widow and her light-skinned eight-year-old daughter who rejects her mother by trying to pass for white.
Release date: 30 April 1959
UPC: 025192261121
Tags: Drama (3), Usa (3), 1959 (3), Servant (2), Maid (2), 1950s (2), Romance (2), Hollywood (1), Race (1), Adolescent (1), Melodrama (1), Church (1), Funeral (1), Gospel (1), HQ (1), Singer (1), 50's (1), Mahalia Jackson (1), Grief (1), Racial Slur (1)
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"Perhaps rightly, the Oscars have a certain bias against remakes, it seems: only two films based on other movies, “Ben-Hur” and “The Departed,” have taken the top prize. It’s still not an excuse for why Douglas Sirk’s masterpiece, “Imitation Of Life,” was so roundly ignored, with only two Supporting Actress nominations. Adapted, like the original, from Fannie Hurst’s novel, the film stars Lana Turner and Juanita Moore as two mothers, and Sandra Dee and Susan Kohner as their two "



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