Imitation of Life

Imitation of Life (1959)


The story is a look at early 20th century American race relations. Today, Imitation of Life has been re-evaluated by critics and is now held up as a masterpiece of Douglas Sirk's directing style.

Director: Douglas Sirk
Writers: Eleanore Griffin, Allan Scott.

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Score: 6.8/10 from 4 votes
Release Date: 1959-04-30
Status: Released
Run time: 125 min / 2:5
Production Company : Universal International Pictures (UI)
Production Country: United States of America


Lana Turner
as Lora Meredith
Juanita Moore
as Annie Johnson
John Gavin
as Steve Archer
Sandra Dee
as Susie
Susan Kohner
as Sarah Jane, age 18
Robert Alda
as Allen Loomis
Dan O'Herlihy
as David Edwards
Karin Dicker
as Sarah Jane, age 8
Terry Burnham
as Susie, age 6
John Vivyan
as Young man
Lee Goodman
as Photographer
Ann Robinson
as Showgirl
Troy Donahue
as Frankie
Sandra Gould
as Annette
Mahalia Jackson
as Choir Soloist
Bess Flowers
as Geraldine Moore
Billy House
as Fat man on beach
Jack Weston
as Stage manager


Writing Eleanore Griffin Screenplay
Camera Russell Metty Director of Photography
Sound Frank Skinner Music
Production Ross Hunter Producer
Directing Douglas Sirk Director
Writing Allan Scott Screenplay

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