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  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (236 min.) : sound, black and white and color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Two-disc special ed.
  • Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal, [2012]

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General 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.
Formatted Contents Note: Disc 1. Imitation of life / a Universal picture ; the new Universal presents ; produced by Carl Laemmle, Jr. ; screenplay, William Hurlbut ; directed by John M. Stahl (1934, b&w, 111 min.) -- Disc 2. Imitation of life / Universal-International presents ; screenplay by Eleanore Griffin and Allan Scott ; produced by Ross Hunter ; directed by Douglas Sirk (1959, col., 125 min.).
Creation/Production 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.
Participant or Performer Note: 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.
Summary, etc.: 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.
Target Audience Note: Not rated.
System Details Note: 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.
Language Note: In English, with optional English SDH, French or Spanish subtitles.
Subject: Single mothers > Drama.
Mothers and daughters > Drama.
Passing (Identity) > Drama.
Genre: Fiction films.
Feature films.

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