Video/Film , DVD in English

Imitation of life

Universal.
  • Universal City, CA : Universal, [2003]
  • 1 videodisc (236 min.) : sound, b&w and colored ; 4 3/4 in.
  • DVD, NTSC, region 1; Dolby digital 2.0 mono; double-sided disc, standard format (1.33:1, 1934 version) & widescreen format (1.85:1, 1959 version).
Credits
  • 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.
Performers
  • 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.
Subjects
Genre
  • Film adaptations.
  • Fiction films.
  • Feature films.
  • Feature films United States.
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Series
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.
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.
Other information
  • Title from container.
  • Based on the novel: Imitation of life / by Fannie Hurst.
  • Originally produced as a motion pictures in 1934 and 1959.
  • Special feature (side 2): theatrical trailers.
  • Not rated by the MPAA.
  • Language: In English, with optional French or Spanish subtitles and optional English captions for the hearing impaired.
Publisher's number
  • 24233 Universal
ISBN
  • 0783287062
  • 9780783287065
Identifying numbers
  • UPC: 025192423321
  • OCLC: 55022725
  • OCLC: 55022725