NR  |  2 hours 5 minutes • Archived

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The legendary Lana Turner stars in this 1959 version of Fannie Hurst's emotionally charged drama, which chronicles two widows and their troubled daughters as they struggle to find true happiness amidst racial prejudice. Featuring Juanita Moor and Susan Kohner in dynamic roles that earned them Oscar nominations for best supporting actress, IMITATION OF LIFE was a critical and commercial success that today remains both a testament to its time and a beloved Hollywood classic.

Directed By

Douglas Sirk

Written By

Eleanore Griffin and Allan Scott, based on a novel by Fannie Hurst


Lana Turner, Juanita Moore, John Gavin, Sandra Dee

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