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Imitation of Life

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Original title
Imitation of Life
Year
Running time
109 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
William Hurlblut (Novel: Fannie Hurst)
Music
Heinz Roemheld
Cinematography
Merrit B. Gerstad (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Universal Pictures
Genre
Drama | Melodrama
Synopsis / Plot
Bea Pullman and her daughter Jessie have had a hard time making ends meet since Bea's husband died. Help comes in the form of Delilah Johnson, who agrees to work as Bea's housekeeper in exchange for a room for herself and her daughter Peola. Bea comes up with a plan to market Delilah's pancake recipe. The two soon become wealthy and as the years go on, their friendship deepens. Their relationships with their daughters, however, become strained. Ashamed of her mother, Peola seeks a new life by passing for white. Bea's love for her daughter is tested when she and Jessie fall for the same man.
Awards
1934: 3 Nominations for Oscar: Best Movie, asistente from Director, Sound
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