Imitation of Life (1959)

Rated NR 125 minutes

This is a tear-jerking melodrama about a single mother who hires a black woman to care for her child. The film subverts Hollywood conventions to create a bitter critique of American racism and capitalism.

Film Credits

Director: Douglas Sirk

Writer: Eleanore Griffin and Allan Scott

Cast: Lana Turner, John Gavin, Sandra Dee, Susan Kohner, Robert Alda, Dan O'Herlihy, Juanita Moore, Karin Dicker, Terry Burnham and John Vivyan

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