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Title Imitation of life [(DVD) videorecording].

Publication Info. Universal City, CA : Universal, [2003]
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 Nichols Adult DVD Fiction  F IMI    AVAILABLE
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Description 1 videodisc (236 min.) : sound, black and white and color ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Franchise collection.
System Details DVD, region 1; Dolby digital 2.0 mono.
Language In English, with optional French or Spanish subtitles.
Performer 1934 version: Claudette Colbert, Warren William, Rochelle Hudson, Ned Sparks, Louise Beavers, Fredi Washington, Baby Jane (Juanita Quigley), Alan Hale, Henry Armetta, Wyndham Standing.
1959 version: Lana Turner, John Gavin, Sandra Dee, Susan Kohner, Robert Alda, Dan O'Herlihy, Juanita Moore.
Credits 1934 version: Photography, Merritt Gerstad ; film editors, Philip Cahn, Maurice Wright.
1959 version: Director of photography, Russell Metty ; film editor, Milton Carruth ; music, Frank Skinner.
Note Based on the novel: Imitation of life / by Fannie Hurst.
Special feature (side 2): theatrical trailers.
Audience Not rated by the MPAA.
Summary 1934 version: Two single mothers join together to form a successful business, but find that material success does nothing to stabilize their personal lives.
1959 version: Two single mothers, a down-on-her-luck actress and a homeless woman, attempt to find happiness for themselves and their daughters.
Contents Side 1. Imitation of life (1934, b&w, 111 min.) / a Universal picture ; the new Universal presents ; produced by Carl Laemmle, Jr. ; screenplay, William Hurlbut ; directed by John M. Stahl -- Side 2. Imitation of life (1959, col., 125 min.) / Universal-International presents ; screenplay by Eleanore Griffin and Allan Scott ; produced by Ross Hunter ; directed by Douglas Sirk.
Subject Single mothers -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Mothers and daughters -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Passing (Identity) -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Genre Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Laemmle, Carl, 1908-1979.
Hurlbut, William J. (William James), 1883-1957.
Stahl, John M., 1886-1950.
Colbert, Claudette.
William, Warren, 1895-1948.
Hudson, Rochelle, 1916-1972.
Sparks, Ned, 1883-1957.
Beavers, Louise, 1902-1962.
Washington, Fredi, 1903-1994.
Quigley, Juanita, 1931-
Hale, Alan, 1892-1950.
Armetta, Henry, 1888-1945.
Standing, Wyndham, 1880-1963.
Griffin, Eleanore.
Scott, Allan, 1906-1995.
Hunter, Ross.
Sirk, Douglas, 1897-1987.
Turner, Lana, 1921-1995.
Gavin, John, 1928-
Dee, Sandra.
Kohner, Susan, 1936-
Alda, Robert.
O'Herlihy, Dan, 1919-2005.
Moore, Juanita.
Hurst, Fannie, 1889-1968. Imitation of life.
Universal Pictures Company.
Universal-International (Firm)
Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
Added Title Imitation of life (Motion picture : 1934)
Imitation of life (Motion picture : 1959)
ISBN 0783287062
Standard No. 025192423321
Music No. 24233 Universal
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