Imitation of Life

Imitation of Life

Lana Turner
Director: Douglas Sirk Cast: Lana Turner
Lana Turner
, John Gavin
John Gavin
, Juanita Moore
Juanita Moore
Douglas Sirk

DVD (Wide Screen)

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One of Douglas Sirk's best films, Imitation of Life, comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. Sirk used color masterfully as this fine image attests. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. Spanish and French subtitles are accessible. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence. This is a fine release from Universal that could be better, but certainly the film has never looked so good on home video.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/07/2003
UPC: 0025192261121
Original Release: 1959
Rating: NR
Source: Universal Studios
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 2:05:00
Sales rank: 14,978

Special Features

[None specified]

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lana Turner Lora Meredith
John Gavin Steve Archer
Juanita Moore Annie Johnson
Sandra Dee Susie (older)
Dan O'Herlihy David Edwards
Robert Alda Allen Loomis
Susan Kohner Sara Jane (older)
Mahalia Jackson Herself
Karen Dicker Sara Jane (younger)
Terry Burnham Susie Meredith, at 6
John Vivyan Young Man
Lee Goodman Photographer
Ann Robinson Show Girl
Troy Donahue Frankie
Sandra Gould Receptionist
Joel Fluellen Minister
Jack Weston Stage Manager
Billy House Fat Man
Maida Severn Teacher
Than Wyenn Romano
Peg Shirley Fay
George Barrows Furniture Mover
Paul Bradley Preston Mitchell
Myrna Fahey Actress
Bess Flowers Geraldine Moore
Eddie Parker Policeman
Napoleon Whiting Kenneth
David Tomack Burly Man

Technical Credits
Douglas Sirk Director
Alexander Golitzen Art Director
Miton Carruth Editor
Sammy Fain Songwriter
Russell A. Gausman Set Decoration/Design
Joseph E. Gershenson Musical Direction/Supervision
Eleanore Griffin Screenwriter
Frederick Herbert Songwriter
Julia Heron Set Decoration/Design
Arnold Hughes Songwriter
Ross Hunter Producer
Jean Louis Costumes/Costume Designer
Henry Mancini Score Composer
Russell Metty Cinematographer
Richard H. Riedel Art Director
Allan Scott Screenwriter
Frank Skinner Score Composer
Clifford Stine Special Effects
Bill Thomas Costumes/Costume Designer
Paul Francis Webster Songwriter

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Titles [2:15]
2. Two Mothers [12:14]
3. Steve Archer [5:32]
4. The Agent [7:49]
5. Everything's Wrong [4:16]
6. Sarah Jane's Shame [4:07]
7. Big News [7:23]
8. The Audition [2:32]
9. A Star Is Born [8:07]
10. The New Home [3:54]
11. An Old and Dear Friend [6:26]
12. Sarah Jane's Secret [3:53]
13. To Be Different [3:59]
14. The Boyfriend [4:36]
15. A "Respectable" Job [3:29]
16. Looking for Sarah Jane [6:30]
17. In Love With Steve [6:11]
18. Annie's Last Wishes [9:56]
19. The Funeral [9:18]
20. End Titles [5:19]

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