• Imitation of Life (1959)

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Release Date: January 22nd, 2007

DVD Release Date: January 7th, 2003

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 5 min

Plot Summary
Lora Meredith (Lana Turner), a white single mother who dreams of being on Broadway, has a chance encounter with Annie Johnson (Juanita Moore), a black widow. Annie becomes the caretaker of Lora's daughter, Suzie (Sandra Dee), while Lora pursues her stage career. Both women deal with the difficulties of motherhood: Lora's thirst for fame threatens her relationship with Suzie, while Annie's light-skinned daughter, Sarah Jane (Susan Kohner), struggles with her African-American identity.

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

Director: Douglas Sirk

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Universal International Pictures

Distributors: MCA/Universal Pictures [us], Universal International Pictures, Universal Home Entertainment

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