Imitation of Life (1934)
|Imitation of Life, one of the most beloved and respected stories of all time, is now available in a new two-movie special edition! Based on the 1933 best-selling novel, this emotionally charged drama chronicles the lives of two widows and their troubled daughters as they struggle to find true happiness in a world plagued by racism.|
The Imitation of Life Two-Movie Special Edition includes both versions of the film: the original 1934 Best Picture nominee starring Claudette Colbert and the 1959 masterpiece starring Lana Turner. With storylines tackling racism, romance, family, success and tragedy, Imitation of Life is a powerful story that still resonates with audiences today.
" The great Claudette Colbert stars in an equally great melodrama from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Christopher Null, FilmCritic.com
" Intelligent and compelling. Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
" Sirk immediately and deliberately acknowledges the film's metaphoric, almost pathological obsession with surfaces. Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
Editor's NoteThis program contains two films, from 1934 and 1959, based on the novel by Fannie Hurst. Please see individual titles for complete information.
|Douglas Sirk -  Director|
|John M. Stahl -  Director|
|Golden Globe, Susan Kohner,  Best Supporting Actress|
|Golden Globe, Juanita Moore,  Best Supporting Actress|
|Oscar, Susan Kohner,  Best Actress in a Supporting Role|
|Oscar, Juanita Moore,  Best Actress in a Supporting Role|
|Oscar, Imitation of Life,  Best Picture|
|Oscar, Scott R. Beal,  Best Assistant Director|
|Oscar, Theodore Soderberg,  Best Sound, Recording|