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Imitation of Life

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Starring (View all)
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)


Written by (View all)
Eleanore Griffin Eleanore Griffin
(screenplay) and
Allan Scott Allan Scott
(screenplay)


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Imitation Of Life-1959

16 years, 5 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: 20 March 1959
UPC: 025192261121
Tags: Drama (3), Romance (2), Usa (2), Servant (2), 1959 (2), Maid (2), Mahalia Jackson (1), Lana Turner (1), 50's (1), Interracial (1), Relation (1), Adolescent (1), Grief (1), HQ (1), Racial Slur (1), Black (1), Singer (1), Actress (1), Star (1), Gospel (1)
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" FEBRUARY 1, 2022 IMITATION OF LIFE (1959, dir: Douglas Sirk) Cast: Lana Turner, Juanita Moore, John Gavin, Sandra Dee, Susan Kohner My rating: 8/10 Watched on THE CRITERION CHANNEL"


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