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Imitation of life

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Widescreen version.


English dialogue, Spanish, or French dialogue, Spanish or French subtitles.


Lana Turner, John Gavin, Sandra Dee, Dan O'Herlihy, Susan Kohner, Robert Alda, Juanita Moore, Mahalia Jackson.

Publication Information

Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios Home Video, c2002.


Originally released as a motion picture in 1959.

Based on the novel by Fannie Hurst.

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.

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