Imitation Of Life

10/02/2004
  |  Book Tickets: 10/02/2004
  |  Watch Now: 11/06/2009
  |  110 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
Imitation Of Life Film Poster

Synopsis

The lives of a widow and her housekeeper are united first in mutual need, then success and ultimately, in heartache in this Academy Award nominated best picture. Claudette Colbert and Louise Beavers are superb as Bea and Delilah, two women with young daughters who build a life and fortune together using Delilah's pancake recipe. But success doesn't save them from sorrow with the passing years. Delilah's light-skinned daughter rejects her mother and her race, while Bea must choose between the man she loves and the daughter who loves him too. Now all of them will pay the price of love in this spellbinding classic, revered as one of the all-time Holly tear-jerkers, from collaborators William Hurlbut and Preston Sturges