A struggling young actress with a six-year-old daughter sets up housekeeping with a homeless black widow and her light-skinned eight-year-old daughter who rejects her mother by trying to pass for white.
1.85 : 1
Actress, Coney Island, Widow, Racial, Maid
Melodrama, Family Drama
Mothers and Daughters, Women's Friendship, Class Differences, Servants and Employers, Race Relations, Actor's Life
Imitation of Life is a 1959 American romantic drama film directed by Douglas Sirk, produced by Ross Hunter and released by Universal International, starring Lana Turner and John Gavin. It was Sirk's final Hollywood film and dealt with issues of race, class and gender.
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