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The Resource Imitation of life, a Universal picture ; the new Universal presents ; produced by Carl Laemmle, Jr. ; screenplay, William Hurlbut ; directed by John M. Stahl ; Imitation of life (1959) / Universal-International presents ; screenplay by Eleanore Griffin and Allan Scott ; produced by Ross Hunter ; directed by Douglas Sirk, (videorecording DVD)

Imitation of life, a Universal picture ; the new Universal presents ; produced by Carl Laemmle, Jr. ; screenplay, William Hurlbut ; directed by John M. Stahl ; Imitation of life (1959) / Universal-International presents ; screenplay by Eleanore Griffin and Allan Scott ; produced by Ross Hunter ; directed by Douglas Sirk, (videorecording DVD)

Label
Imitation of life
Title
Imitation of life
Statement of responsibility
a Universal picture ; the new Universal presents ; produced by Carl Laemmle, Jr. ; screenplay, William Hurlbut ; directed by John M. Stahl ; Imitation of life (1959) / Universal-International presents ; screenplay by Eleanore Griffin and Allan Scott ; produced by Ross Hunter ; directed by Douglas Sirk
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
  • 1934 version: Two single mothers join together to form a successful business, but find that material success does nothing to stabilize their personal lives
  • 1959 version: Two single mothers, a down-on-her-luck actress and a homeless woman, attempt to find happiness for themselves and their daughters
Member of
Cataloging source
APL
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
  • Imitation of life (Motion picture : 1934)
  • Imitation of life (Motion picture : 1959)
Credits note
  • 1934 version: Photography, Merritt Gerstad ; film editors, Philip Cahn, Maurice Wright
  • 1959 version: Director of photography, Russell Metty ; film editor, Milton Carruth ; music, Frank Skinner
Intended audience
Not rated by the MPAA
Language note
  • In English, with optional French or Spanish subtitles
  • Closed-captioned
PerformerNote
  • 1934 version: Claudette Colbert, Warren William, Rochelle Hudson, Ned Sparks, Louise Beavers, Fredi Washington, Baby Jane (Juanita Quigley), Alan Hale, Henry Armetta, Wyndham Standing
  • 1959 version: Lana Turner, John Gavin, Sandra Dee, Susan Kohner, Robert Alda, Dan O'Herlihy, Juanita Moore
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1908-1979
  • 1883-1957
  • 1886-1950
  • 1895-1948
  • 1916-1972
  • 1883-1957
  • 1902-1962
  • 1903-1994
  • 1931-
  • 1892-1950
  • 1888-1945
  • 1880-1963
  • 1906-1995
  • 1897-1987
  • 1921-1995
  • 1928-
  • 1936-
  • 1919-2005
  • 1889-1968
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Laemmle, Carl
  • Hurlbut, William J.
  • Stahl, John M.
  • Colbert, Claudette
  • William, Warren
  • Hudson, Rochelle
  • Sparks, Ned
  • Beavers, Louise
  • Washington, Fredi
  • Quigley, Juanita
  • Hale, Alan
  • Armetta, Henry
  • Standing, Wyndham
  • Griffin, Eleanore
  • Scott, Allan
  • Hunter, Ross
  • Sirk, Douglas
  • Turner, Lana
  • Gavin, John
  • Dee, Sandra
  • Kohner, Susan
  • Alda, Robert
  • O'Herlihy, Dan
  • Moore, Juanita
  • Hurst, Fannie
Runtime
236
Series statement
Franchise collection
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Single mothers
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Passing (Identity)
Technique
live action
Label
Imitation of life, a Universal picture ; the new Universal presents ; produced by Carl Laemmle, Jr. ; screenplay, William Hurlbut ; directed by John M. Stahl ; Imitation of life (1959) / Universal-International presents ; screenplay by Eleanore Griffin and Allan Scott ; produced by Ross Hunter ; directed by Douglas Sirk, (videorecording DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • 1934 version: standard format (1.33:1), black & white -- 1959 version: widescreen format (1.85:1), color
  • Based on the novel: Imitation of life / by Fannie Hurst
  • DVD release of the 1934 and 1959 motion pictures
  • Special feature (side 2): theatrical trailers
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
Side 1. Imitation of life (1934, b&w, 111 min.) / a Universal picture ; the new Universal presents ; produced by Carl Laemmle, Jr. ; screenplay, William Hurlbut ; directed by John M. Stahl -- Side 2. Imitation of life (1959, col., 125 min.) / Universal-International presents ; screenplay by Eleanore Griffin and Allan Scott ; produced by Ross Hunter ; directed by Douglas Sirk
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (236 min.)
Isbn
9780783287065
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025192423321
Other physical details
sd., b&w and col.
Publisher number
24233
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocm55022725
  • (OCoLC)55022725
System details
DVD, region 1, NTSC; Dolby digital 2.0 mono.; double-sided
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Imitation of life, a Universal picture ; the new Universal presents ; produced by Carl Laemmle, Jr. ; screenplay, William Hurlbut ; directed by John M. Stahl ; Imitation of life (1959) / Universal-International presents ; screenplay by Eleanore Griffin and Allan Scott ; produced by Ross Hunter ; directed by Douglas Sirk, (videorecording DVD)
Publication
Note
  • 1934 version: standard format (1.33:1), black & white -- 1959 version: widescreen format (1.85:1), color
  • Based on the novel: Imitation of life / by Fannie Hurst
  • DVD release of the 1934 and 1959 motion pictures
  • Special feature (side 2): theatrical trailers
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
Side 1. Imitation of life (1934, b&w, 111 min.) / a Universal picture ; the new Universal presents ; produced by Carl Laemmle, Jr. ; screenplay, William Hurlbut ; directed by John M. Stahl -- Side 2. Imitation of life (1959, col., 125 min.) / Universal-International presents ; screenplay by Eleanore Griffin and Allan Scott ; produced by Ross Hunter ; directed by Douglas Sirk
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (236 min.)
Isbn
9780783287065
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025192423321
Other physical details
sd., b&w and col.
Publisher number
24233
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocm55022725
  • (OCoLC)55022725
System details
DVD, region 1, NTSC; Dolby digital 2.0 mono.; double-sided
Video recording format
DVD

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