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

Hunter, Ross. (Added Author). Griffin, Eleanore. (Added Author). Scott, Allan, 1906-1995 (Added Author). Sirk, Douglas, 1897-1987 (Added Author). Turner, Lana, 1921-1995 (Added Author). Gavin, John, 1931-2018 (Added Author). Dee, Sandra. (Added Author). O'Herlihy, Dan, 1919-2005 (Added Author). Kohner, Susan, 1936- (Added Author). Alda, Robert. (Added Author). Moore, Juanita. (Added Author). Jackson, Mahalia, 1911-1972 (Added Author). Metty, Russell. (Added Author). Carruth, Milton. (Added Author). Skinner, Frank, 1897-1968 (Added Author). Hurst, Fannie, 1889-1968 Imitation of life. (Added Author). Universal-International (Firm) (Added Author). Universal Studios Home Video (Firm) (Added Author). Lana Turner, John Gavin, Sandra Dee, Dan O'Herlihy, Susan Kohner, Robert Alda, Juanita Moore, Mahalia Jackson. (Cast).
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Available copies

  • 7 of 7 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 7 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Brownstown PL - Brownstown ADVD IMITATI (Text) 79361000071038 Adult Fiction DVDs Available -
Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch DVD IMIT (Text) 39391006413452 DVD Available -
Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library DVD IMITATION (DRAMA) (Text) 39206020001440 Audiovisual - DVD Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield DVD IMITA (Text) 31208910707399 audiovisual Available -
Princeton PL - Princeton DVD Movie Imitation (Text) 30890000129146 DVD/Blu-ray Upper Level Available -
South Whitley Comm. PL - South Whitley DVD 4431 -- IMITATION (Text) 30402004544195 MOVIE Available -
West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette DVD IMI (Text) 31951003798334 Main Floor - DVDs Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0783276702
  • ISBN: 9780783276700
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (125 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen.
  • Publisher: Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios Home Video, [2002]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from container.
Based on the novel by Fannie Hurst.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1959.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Russell Metty ; film editor, Milton Carruth ; music, Frank Skinner, Mahalia Jackson; costume designer, Bill Thomas.
Participant or Performer Note:
Lana Turner, John Gavin, Sandra Dee, Dan O'Herlihy, Susan Kohner, Robert Alda, Juanita Moore, Mahalia Jackson.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD; Region 1; anamorphic widescreen (aspect 1.85:1) presentation; Dolby digital 2.0 mono.
Language Note:
Language track in English, with optional Spanish or French subtitles.
Subject: Mothers and daughters > Drama.
Passing (Identity) > Drama.
Madres e hijas > Teatro.
Longs mťrages.
Genre: Feature films.
Romance films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.
Romance > Feature.
Feature films.

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