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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
Cataloging source
UNA
Characteristic
videorecording
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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  • DDb6Ai9g2rE
  • 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
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 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
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • 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
  • Hurst, Fannie
  • Clayton, Avery
  • Hirsch, Foster
  • Universal Pictures Company
  • Universal-International (Firm)
  • Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
236
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  • DVDs, Spanish
  • DVDs, French
  • Wide-screen DVDs
  • Single mothers
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Passing (Identity)
  • Feature films
  • Feature films
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
DVD
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
local
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.)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
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
sd., b&w and col.
Publisher number
61121216
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)774986334
  • 608184
  • (OCoLC)ocn774986334
  • 608184
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
DVD
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
local
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.)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
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
sd., b&w and col.
Publisher number
61121216
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)774986334
  • 608184
  • (OCoLC)ocn774986334
  • 608184
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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