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Imitation of Life (1934)

11/26/1934 (US) DramaRomance 1h 51m

Claudette Colbert at her finest in Imitation of Life


A struggling widow and her daughter take in a black housekeeper and her fair-skinned daughter. The two women start a successful business but face familial, identity, and racial issues along the way.

  1. John M. Stahl


  2. Fannie Hurst


  3. William Hurlbut


Top Billed Cast

  1. Claudette Colbert

    Claudette Colbert

    Beatrice 'Bea' Pullman

  2. Warren William

    Warren William

    Stephen 'Steve' Archer

  3. Rochelle Hudson

    Rochelle Hudson

    Jessie Pullman, Age 18

  4. Ned Sparks

    Ned Sparks

    Elmer Smith

  5. Louise Beavers

    Louise Beavers

    Delilah Johnson

  6. Fredi Washington

    Fredi Washington

    Peola Johnson, Age 19

  7. Juanita Quigley

    Juanita Quigley

    Baby Jessie Pullman, Age 3

  8. Alan Hale

    Alan Hale

    Martin the Furniture Man

  9. Henry Armetta

    Henry Armetta

    The Painter

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Imitation of Life
Imitation of Life

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Original Language English

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