About the film
Imitation of Life
Release Date: October 02, 1959
|Slogan||:||«Fannie Hurst's best selling novel of today's tormented generation!»|
|Production Companies||:||Universal International Pictures|
|Producers||:||Norman Deming, Ross Hunter|
|Writers||:||Eleanore Griffin, Fannie Hurst, Allan Scott|
Lora Meredith, a white widow who dreams of being on Broadway, has a chance encounter with Annie Johnson, a black single mother. Annie becomes the caretaker of Lora's daughter, Susie, while Lora pursues her stage career. Both women deal with the difficulties of motherhood: Lora's thirst for fame threatens her relationship with Susie, while Annie's light-skinned daughter, Sarah Jane, struggles with her African-American identity.