Imitation of Life Poster

Release Date: January 11th, 2002

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 46 min

Plot Summary
Widow Bea Pullman (Claudette Colbert) and her daughter, Jessie, take in a fair-skinned black girl and her mother, housekeeper Delilah Johnson (Louise Beavers). Struggling to make ends meet, Delilah shares her family pancake recipe with Bea, and the two decide to start a business on the Atlantic City boardwalk. Together, the women find great success and considerable fortune, but they also encounter family hardships and some deep-seated identity and racial problems.

Cast: Claudette Colbert, Warren William, Louise Beavers, Rochelle Hudson, Ned Sparks, Alan Hale, Henry Armetta, Wyndham Standing

Director: John Stahl

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Universal Pictures

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Friend, Growing up, 1930s, Touching, Friendship, Daughter, Emotional, Transformation, Family


Nominated Sound Recording
Nominated Assistant Director
Nominated Outstanding Production