Imitation of Life (1959)

Lora Meredith, a white single mother who dreams of being on Broadway, has a chance encounter with Annie Johnson, a black widow. Annie becomes the caretaker of Lora's daughter, Suzie, 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, struggles with her African-American identity.

Directing:
  • Douglas Sirk

Writing:
  • Allan Scott
  • Eleanore Griffin
  • Fannie Hurst

Stars:
Release Date: 1959-04-30
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  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 125

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Dan O'Herlihy
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David Edwards
Bess Flowers
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Geraldine Moore
Sandra Gould
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Asami Sanada
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Mari Nishino
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Shin'ichi Asakura
Dai Matsumoto
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Icchou Nishino
Megu Ashiro
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Norimi Ninomiya
Yumi Kikuchi
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Amika Kuribayashi
Mai Kadowaki
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Mayu Yoshida
Yumi Takada
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Jennifer Portman
Joel Fluellen
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Peg Shirley
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