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Imitation of Life ()

directed by John M. Stahl
featuring Claudette Colbert, Warren William, Louise Beavers, Ned Sparks, Fredi Washington, Rochelle Hudson

The first of two film version of Fannie Hurst's novel, 1934's Imitation of Life chronicles the friendship between two women--one white (Claudette Colbert), one black (Louise Beavers). Colbert is a widow with a baby daughter who hires Beavers, who also has a daughter, as a housekeeper. Colbert is a working girl who yearns to operate her own business, which she does thanks to Beavers' special pancake recipe. A family friend (Ned Sparks) suggests that the ladies form a corporation to merchandise the "Aunt Delilah" pancake mix, ...

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Imitation of Life
2019, Universal

UPC: 025192194658

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1998, Universal

UPC: 096898373739

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