Imitation of Life

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Imitation of Life

housekeeper pre-code passing for white

Imitation of Life

Release Date: November 23, 1934

Year    :   1934
Slogan    :   «Claudette Colbert at her finest in Imitation of Life»
Genres    :   Drama, Romance
Production Companies    :   Universal Pictures
Director    :   John M. Stahl
Producers    :   Carl Laemmle Jr., Henry Henigson, M.F. Murphy
Writers    :   William Hurlbut, Fannie Hurst
RunTime    :   111 mins.

A struggling widow and her daughter take in a black housekeeper and her fair-skinned daughter. The two women start a successful business but face familial, identity, and racial issues along the way.

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