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Imitation of Life (1959) Movie Information

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Douglas Sirk


Lana Turner
John Gavin
Sandra Dee
Robert Alda
Susan Kohner
Dan O'Herlihy





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A black woman has a biracial daughter and is hired by a white lady to manage her home. -- sapien

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Indyfreak 04/14/2017 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Douglas Sirk's lavish melodrama uses vivid color and heightened emotions to convey its egalitarian message of relationships versus racial barriers. The cinematography and costume design are downright stunning sometimes. The performances are heartfelt if on the hokey side while the story is certainly touching.

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sapien 04/09/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Like with most movies made around this time dealing with race, I have mixed feelings about the movie. I love the questions it poses. But, why do the black people always have to be in some kind or servant role? In any case, I liked the movie.

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