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The Resource Imitation of life, a Universal picture ; a John M. Stahl production ; produced by Carl Laemmle ; screenplay, William Hurlbut ; directed by John M. Stahl, (videorecording)

Imitation of life, a Universal picture ; a John M. Stahl production ; produced by Carl Laemmle ; screenplay, William Hurlbut ; directed by John M. Stahl, (videorecording)

Label
Imitation of life
Title
Imitation of life
Statement of responsibility
a Universal picture ; a John M. Stahl production ; produced by Carl Laemmle ; screenplay, William Hurlbut ; directed by John M. Stahl
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Cinematographer
Composer
Director
Editor
Producer
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • fre
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
  • 1934 version: Bea, an entrepreneurial single mother, and her housemaid Delilah build a fortune together-- but success doesn't save them from sorrow in the passing years. Delilah's daughter rejects her mother and her race, while Bea must choose between the man she loves and the daughter who loves him too
  • 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
CUY
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
  • Imitation of life (Motion picture : 1934)
  • 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
Language note
In English with optional French and 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
  • 1886-1950
  • 1908-1979
  • 1883-1957
  • 1895-1948
  • 1902-1962
  • 1916-1972
  • 1883-1957
  • 1902-1962
  • 1903-1994
  • 1931-2017
  • 1892-1950
  • 1888-1945
  • 1880-1963
  • 1906-1995
  • 1897-1987
  • 1921-1995
  • 1931-2018
  • 1936-
  • 1919-2005
  • 1897-1968
  • 1889-1968
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Stahl, John M.
  • Laemmle, Carl
  • Hurlbut, William J.
  • Sturges, Preston
  • Colbert, Claudette
  • William, Warren
  • Beavers, Louise
  • Hudson, Rochelle
  • Sparks, Ned
  • Beavers, Louise
  • Washington, Fredi
  • Quigley, Juanita
  • Hale, Alan
  • Armetta, Henry
  • Standing, Wyndham
  • Gerstad, Merritt
  • Cahn, Philip
  • Wright, Maurice
  • Griffin, Eleanore
  • Scott, Allan
  • Hunter, Ross
  • Sirk, Douglas
  • Turner, Lana
  • Gavin, John
  • Dee, Sandra
  • Kohner, Susan
  • Alda, Robert
  • O'Herlihy, Dan
  • Moore, Juanita
  • Metty, Russell
  • Skinner, Frank
  • Carruth, Milton
  • Hurst, Fannie
  • Universal Pictures (Firm)
  • Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
111
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Passing (Identity)
  • African Americans
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Imitation of life, a Universal picture ; a John M. Stahl production ; produced by Carl Laemmle ; screenplay, William Hurlbut ; directed by John M. Stahl, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "The Franchise Collection."
  • Includes original theatrical trailer
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1934
  • Based on the novel by Fannie Hurst ; adapted for the screen by Preston Sturges
  • Issued with: Imitation of life (1959 version).
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
66900368
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (236 min.)
Isbn
9780783287065
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
MU: Performance rights: Home view.
Other physical details
sound, black and white, color
Publisher number
24233
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)66900368
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Imitation of life, a Universal picture ; a John M. Stahl production ; produced by Carl Laemmle ; screenplay, William Hurlbut ; directed by John M. Stahl, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • "The Franchise Collection."
  • Includes original theatrical trailer
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1934
  • Based on the novel by Fannie Hurst ; adapted for the screen by Preston Sturges
  • Issued with: Imitation of life (1959 version).
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
66900368
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (236 min.)
Isbn
9780783287065
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
MU: Performance rights: Home view.
Other physical details
sound, black and white, color
Publisher number
24233
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)66900368
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD

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