Imitation of Life

Imitation of Life

Jan. 01, 1959 USA 125 Min.
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Douglas Sirk


Lana Turner isLora Meredith
Lora Meredith
Juanita Moore isAnnie Johnson
Annie Johnson
John Gavin isSteve Archer
Steve Archer
Susan Kohner isSarah Jane
Sarah Jane
Robert Alda isAllen Loomis
Allen Loomis
Karin Dicker isSarah Jane
Sarah Jane
John Vivyan isYoung man
Young man


Lora Meredith, a white single mother who dreams of being on Broadway, has a chance encounter with Annie Johnson, a black widow. Annie becomes the caretaker of Lora’s daughter, Suzie, while Lora pursues her stage career. Both women deal with the difficulties of motherhood: Lora’s thirst for fame threatens her relationship with Suzie, while Annie’s light-skinned daughter, Sarah Jane, struggles with her African-American identity.

Original titleImitation of Life
IMDb Rating 7.9 12,002 votes