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The Resource Imitation of life, Universal-International presents ; screenplay by Eleanore Griffin and Allan Scott ; produced by Ross Hunter ; directed by Douglas Sirk

Imitation of life, Universal-International presents ; screenplay by Eleanore Griffin and Allan Scott ; produced by Ross Hunter ; directed by Douglas Sirk

Label
Imitation of life
Title
Imitation of life
Statement of responsibility
Universal-International presents ; screenplay by Eleanore Griffin and Allan Scott ; produced by Ross Hunter ; directed by Douglas Sirk
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Art director
Costume designer
Director of photography
Film director
Film distributor
Film editor
Film producer
Lyricist
Production company
Screenwriter
Vocalist
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
The story of two widows and their troubled daughters. In the search for success as an actress, Lora neglects her daughter. Lora's black housekeeper's daughter repudiates her mother by trying to pass for white. As the years pass, each of the four women realizes that she has been living an emotionally fruitless existence
Awards note
Best Supporting Actress nominations (Academy Awards): Juanita Moore; Susan Kohner.
Cataloging source
CIA
Characteristic
videorecording
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Imitation of life (Motion picture : 1959)
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Credits note
Director of photography, Russell Metty ; gowns for Lana Turner by Jean Louis ; art direction, Alexander Golitzen, Richard H. Riedel ; set decorations, Russell A. Gausman, Julia Heron ; film editor, Milton Carruth ; gowns, Bill Thomas ; "Imitation of Life" music by Sammy Fain ; lyric by Paul Francis Webster ; sung by Earl Grant ; music, Frank Skinner
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
English, French and Spanish audio; French and Spanish subtitles
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.I4553 2002
PerformerNote
Lana Turner, John Gavin, Sandra Dee, Susan Kohner, Robert Alda, Dan O'Herlihy, Juanita Moore, Karin Dicker, Terry Burnham, John Vivyan, Lee Goodman, Ann Robinson, Troy Donahue, Sandra Gould, David Tomack, Joel Fluellen, Jack Weston, Billy House, Maida Severn, Than Wyenn, Peg Shirley, Mahalia Jackson (singer)
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  • 1923-1988
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  • Griffin, Eleanore
  • Scott, Allan
  • Hunter, Ross
  • Sirk, Douglas
  • Turner, Lana
  • Gavin, John
  • Dee, Sandra
  • Kohner, Susan
  • Alda, Robert
  • O'Herlihy, Dan
  • Moore, Juanita
  • Dicker, Karin
  • Burnham, Terry
  • Vivyan, John
  • Goodman, Lee
  • Robinson, Ann
  • Donahue, Troy
  • Gould, Sandra
  • Tomack, David
  • Fluellen, Joel
  • Weston, Jack
  • House, Billy
  • Severn, Maida
  • Wyenn, Than
  • Shirley, Peg
  • Jackson, Mahalia
  • Metty, Russell
  • Louise, Jean
  • Golitzen, Alexander
  • Riedel, Richard H.
  • Gausman, R. A.
  • Heron, Julia
  • Carruth, Milton
  • Thomas, Bill
  • Fain, Sammy
  • Webster, Paul Francis
  • Grant, Earl
  • Skinner, Frank
  • Hurst, Fannie
  • Universal-International (Firm)
  • Universal Studios Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
125
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  • Mothers and daughters
  • Passing (Identity)
  • Race relations
  • Feature films
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Imitation of life, Universal-International presents ; screenplay by Eleanore Griffin and Allan Scott ; produced by Ross Hunter ; directed by Douglas Sirk
Instantiates
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1959
  • Based on the novel by Fannie Hurst
  • Bonus materials: Trailer; Recommendations
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Side 1. Imitation of life (1934, b&w, 111 min.) / a Universal picture ; the new Universal presents ; produced by Carl Laemmle, Jr. ; screenplay, William Hurlbut ; directed by John M. Stahl -- Side 2. Imitation of life (1959, col., 125 min.) / Universal-International presents ; screenplay by Eleanore Griffin and Allan Scott ; produced by Ross Hunter ; directed by Douglas Sirk
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (2 hrs., 5 min.)
Isbn
9780783276700
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025192261121
Other physical details
DVD video, sound, color
Physical substance
DVD video
Publisher number
22611
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)51341590
  • (OCoLC)ocm51341590
  • 225775
System details
DVD, NTSC, Region 1 encoding, anamorphic widescreen (aspect 1.85:1), Dolby digital 2.0 mono
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Imitation of life, Universal-International presents ; screenplay by Eleanore Griffin and Allan Scott ; produced by Ross Hunter ; directed by Douglas Sirk
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1959
  • Based on the novel by Fannie Hurst
  • Bonus materials: Trailer; Recommendations
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Side 1. Imitation of life (1934, b&w, 111 min.) / a Universal picture ; the new Universal presents ; produced by Carl Laemmle, Jr. ; screenplay, William Hurlbut ; directed by John M. Stahl -- Side 2. Imitation of life (1959, col., 125 min.) / Universal-International presents ; screenplay by Eleanore Griffin and Allan Scott ; produced by Ross Hunter ; directed by Douglas Sirk
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (2 hrs., 5 min.)
Isbn
9780783276700
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025192261121
Other physical details
DVD video, sound, color
Physical substance
DVD video
Publisher number
22611
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)51341590
  • (OCoLC)ocm51341590
  • 225775
System details
DVD, NTSC, Region 1 encoding, anamorphic widescreen (aspect 1.85:1), Dolby digital 2.0 mono
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD

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