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Imitation of Life
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NR,1hr 46min
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January 1, 1934
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Synopsis: 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 ... Full Synopsis
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Beatrice "Bea" Pullman
Stephen Archer
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Delilah Johnson
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