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Imitation of Life (1934)

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Starring (View all)
Claudette Colbert Claudette Colbert
Beatrice Pullman
Warren William Warren William
Stephen Archer
Rochelle Hudson Rochelle Hudson
Jessie Pullman
Ned Sparks Ned Sparks
Elmer Smith
Louise Beavers Louise Beavers
Delilah Johnson
Fredi Washington Fredi Washington
Peola Johnson
Juanita Quigley Juanita Quigley
Baby Jessie Pullman
Alan Hale Alan Hale
Martin the Furniture Man


Written by (View all)
Fannie Hurst Fannie Hurst
(novel)
William Hurlbut William Hurlbut
(screenplay)


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A struggling widow and her daughter take in a black housekeeper and her fair-skinned daughter; the two women start a successful business, but face familial, identity, and racial issues along the way.
Release date: 26 November 1934
UPC: 025192423321
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" Date: 9/5/2019 Viewed: In Film Class Fist Viewing Note: This was an excellent movie and I can see why it is so important. The movie does a great job on telling a story that deals with racism, love and death. The characters in the movie are very good because they have a lot of personality to them and you really care about them. I recommend to check out this movie if you haven't seen it yet."


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"LIFE SUPPORT Fredi Washington Not everybody knows that the 1959 Douglas Sirk version of Imitation of Life, the archetypal melodrama starring Lana Turner, was made first in 1935 by John M. Stahl with star Claudette Colbert in the Turner role. Both films aspire to tackle relevant social issues such as sexism and racism, but sadly both films are anachronistic in their portrayal of the black female experience. Because they are so dated, they both contain wincing moments that we as spectators might t"


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"1934! Winner: Louise Beavers! Nominees: Louise Dresser - The Scarlet Empress as Empress Elizabeth Petrovna Rochelle Hudson - Imitation of Life as Jessie Pullman Maureen O'Sullivan - The Thin Man as Dorothy Wynant Fay Wray - The Richest Girl in the World as Sylvia Lockwood"


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