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The Resource Imitation of life [videorecording], [presented by] Universal International ; produced by Ross Hunter ; screenplay by Eleanore Griffin and Allan Scott ; directed by Douglas Sirk

Imitation of life [videorecording], [presented by] Universal International ; produced by Ross Hunter ; screenplay by Eleanore Griffin and Allan Scott ; directed by Douglas Sirk

Label
Imitation of life [videorecording]
Title
Imitation of life [videorecording]
Statement of responsibility
[presented by] Universal International ; produced by Ross Hunter ; screenplay by Eleanore Griffin and Allan Scott ; directed by Douglas Sirk
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
CIA
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Russell Metty ; film editor, Milton Carruth ; music, Frank Skinner, Mahalia Jackson
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated
Language note
English dialogue, Spanish or French subtitles; Closed-captioned
PerformerNote
Lana Turner, John Gavin, Sandra Dee, Dan O'Herlihy, Susan Kohner, Robert Alda, Juanita Moore, Mahalia Jackson
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1907-
  • 1900-1987
  • 1921-1995
  • 1919-
  • 1911-1972
  • 1889-1968
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hunter, Ross
  • Griffin, Eleanore
  • Scott, Allan
  • Sirk, Douglas
  • Turner, Lana
  • Gavin, John
  • Dee, Sandra
  • O'Herlihy, Dan
  • Kohner, Susan
  • Alda, Robert
  • Moore, Juanita
  • Jackson, Mahalia
  • Metty, Russell
  • Carruth, Milton
  • Skinner, Frank
  • Hurst, Fannie
  • Universal-International (Firm)
  • Universal Studios Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
125
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Passing (Identity)
Technique
live action
Label
Imitation of life [videorecording], [presented by] Universal International ; produced by Ross Hunter ; screenplay by Eleanore Griffin and Allan Scott ; directed by Douglas Sirk
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1959
  • Based on the novel by Fannie Hurst
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen version.
Extent
1 videodisc (125 min.)
Isbn
9780783276700
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
22611
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)51341590
System details
DVD, Region 1 encoding, anamorphic widescreen (aspect 1.85:1), Dolby digital 2.0 mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Imitation of life [videorecording], [presented by] Universal International ; produced by Ross Hunter ; screenplay by Eleanore Griffin and Allan Scott ; directed by Douglas Sirk
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1959
  • Based on the novel by Fannie Hurst
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen version.
Extent
1 videodisc (125 min.)
Isbn
9780783276700
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
22611
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)51341590
System details
DVD, Region 1 encoding, anamorphic widescreen (aspect 1.85:1), Dolby digital 2.0 mono
Video recording format
DVD

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