About

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.

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Directed by

John M. Stahl

Written by

William Hurlbut (Screenplay)
Fannie Hurst (Novel)

Runtime

111 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Claudette Colbert at her finest in Imitation of Life

Cast

Keywords

housekeeper pre-code

Photos

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Sound, Recording

Oscar nomination for Best Picture

Oscar nomination for Best Assistant Director