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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Imitation of Life (1959)














































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Storyline
Lora Meredith (Lana Turner), a white single mother who dreams of being on Broadway, has a chance encounter with Annie Johnson (Juanita Moore), a black widow. Annie becomes the caretaker of Lora's daughter, Suzie (Sandra Dee), while Lora pursues her stage career. Both women deal with the difficulties of motherhood: Lora's thirst for fame threatens her relationship with Suzie. At the same time, Annie's light-skinned daughter, Sarah Jane (Susan Kohner), struggles with her African-American identity.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Really enjoy the movie, but it was so sad the way Sara Jane treated her mom.l watch it everytime it comes on. When I first saw this movie I was 12 years old and I am now 71.

Unknown said...

I Love this movie