The Resource Imitation of life, a Universal picture ; the new Universal presents ; produced by Carl Laemmle, Jr. ; screenplay, William Hurlbut ; directed by John M. Stahl. Imitation of life / Universal-International presents ; screenplay by Eleanore Griffin and Allan Scott ; produced by Ross Hunter ; directed by Douglas Sirk

Imitation of life, a Universal picture ; the new Universal presents ; produced by Carl Laemmle, Jr. ; screenplay, William Hurlbut ; directed by John M. Stahl. Imitation of life / Universal-International presents ; screenplay by Eleanore Griffin and Allan Scott ; produced by Ross Hunter ; directed by Douglas Sirk

Label
Imitation of life
Title
Imitation of life
Statement of responsibility
a Universal picture ; the new Universal presents ; produced by Carl Laemmle, Jr. ; screenplay, William Hurlbut ; directed by John M. Stahl. Imitation of life / Universal-International presents ; screenplay by Eleanore Griffin and Allan Scott ; produced by Ross Hunter ; directed by Douglas Sirk
Contributor
Actor
Film director
Film producer
Production company
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Related
Member of
Cataloging source
UNA
Characteristic
videorecording
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  • Imitation of life (Motion picture : 1934)
  • Imitation of life (Motion picture : 1959)
Credits note
  • 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
Intended audience
Not rated by the MPAA
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  • 36nh-KU48n0
Language note
In English, with optional English SDH, French or Spanish subtitles
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.I45 2012
PerformerNote
  • 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, Mahalia Jackson, Troy Donahue
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  • 1908-1979
  • 1883-1957
  • 1886-1950
  • 1895-1948
  • 1916-1972
  • 1883-1957
  • 1902-1962
  • 1903-1994
  • 1931-
  • 1892-1950
  • 1888-1945
  • 1880-1963
  • 1906-1995
  • 1897-1987
  • 1921-1995
  • 1928-
  • 1936-
  • 1919-2005
  • 1889-1968
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  • Laemmle, Carl
  • Hurlbut, William J.
  • Stahl, John M.
  • Colbert, Claudette
  • William, Warren
  • Hudson, Rochelle
  • Sparks, Ned
  • Beavers, Louise
  • Washington, Fredi
  • Quigley, Juanita
  • Hale, Alan
  • Armetta, Henry
  • Standing, Wyndham
  • Griffin, Eleanore
  • Scott, Allan
  • Hunter, Ross
  • Sirk, Douglas
  • Turner, Lana
  • Gavin, John
  • Dee, Sandra
  • Kohner, Susan
  • Alda, Robert
  • O'Herlihy, Dan
  • Moore, Juanita
  • Clayton, Avery
  • Hirsch, Foster
  • Hurst, Fannie
  • Universal Pictures Company
  • Universal-International (Firm)
  • Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
236
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  • Hurst, Fannie
  • Single mothers
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Passing (Identity)
  • Hurst, Fannie
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Passing (Identity)
  • Single mothers
Technique
live action
Label
Imitation of life, a Universal picture ; the new Universal presents ; produced by Carl Laemmle, Jr. ; screenplay, William Hurlbut ; directed by John M. Stahl. Imitation of life / Universal-International presents ; screenplay by Eleanore Griffin and Allan Scott ; produced by Ross Hunter ; directed by Douglas Sirk
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel: Imitation of life / by Fannie Hurst
  • Bonus features. Featurette, Lasting Legacy - An Imitation of Life (32 min.). 1934 version: feature commentary with African-American cultural scholar Avery Clayton ; theatrical trailer. 1959 version: feature commentary with film historian Foster Hirsch ; theatrical trailer
  • Originally produced as motion pictures in 1934 and 1959
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Imitation of life (1934 ; 1 hr., 51 min.) -- Imitation of life (1959 ; 2 hr., 5 min.)
Control code
ocn774986334
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Two-movie special ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (236 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025192129551
Other physical details
sound, black and white and color
Publisher number
61121216
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)774986334
System details
DVD ; NTSC, Region 1 ; full frame (1.33:1, 1934 version) & anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1, 1959 version) ; Dolby Digital 2.0 mono. ; dual layer
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Imitation of life, a Universal picture ; the new Universal presents ; produced by Carl Laemmle, Jr. ; screenplay, William Hurlbut ; directed by John M. Stahl. Imitation of life / Universal-International presents ; screenplay by Eleanore Griffin and Allan Scott ; produced by Ross Hunter ; directed by Douglas Sirk
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel: Imitation of life / by Fannie Hurst
  • Bonus features. Featurette, Lasting Legacy - An Imitation of Life (32 min.). 1934 version: feature commentary with African-American cultural scholar Avery Clayton ; theatrical trailer. 1959 version: feature commentary with film historian Foster Hirsch ; theatrical trailer
  • Originally produced as motion pictures in 1934 and 1959
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Imitation of life (1934 ; 1 hr., 51 min.) -- Imitation of life (1959 ; 2 hr., 5 min.)
Control code
ocn774986334
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Two-movie special ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (236 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025192129551
Other physical details
sound, black and white and color
Publisher number
61121216
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)774986334
System details
DVD ; NTSC, Region 1 ; full frame (1.33:1, 1934 version) & anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1, 1959 version) ; Dolby Digital 2.0 mono. ; dual layer
Video recording format
DVD

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