Imitation of Life Trailer (1959)

Trailer for Imitation of Life.

Living a lie is a poor substitute for living the truth sometimes it takes the harsh realties of life to help us discover who we truly are. The legendary Lana Turner stars in this 1959 version of Fannie Hurst's emotionally-charged drama, which chronicles two widows and their troubled daughters as they struggle to find true happiness amidst racial prejudice. Lana Turner plays Lora, a single white mother whose Hollywood starlet ambitions come at the expense of any meaningful relationship with her daughter, Susie (Sandra Dee). Lora's black housekeeper, Annie (Juanita Moore), has troubles of her own as she faces the rejection of her own fair-skinned daughter, Sarah Jane (Susan Kohner), who abandons her heritage for a chance to be accepted as white. As years of selfishness and denial pass, tragedy strikes and forces the women to come to terms with their own identities.

Duration
2 min 22 sec

Views
7,754

Posted On
February 28, 2013
Director
Douglas Sirk

Writer
Eleanore Griffin

Studio
Universal Pictures

Release
April 30, 1959
Cast
Lana Turner
Juanita Moore
John Gavin
Sandra Dee
Susan Kohner
Trailer Tracks
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