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.
|克劳黛·考尔白 (Claudette Colbert)||饰||Beatrice Pullman|
|华伦·威廉 (Warren William)||饰||Stephen Archer|
|Rochelle Hudson||饰||Jessie Pullman|
|内德·斯帕克斯 (Ned Sparks)||饰||Elmer Smith|
|路易丝·比弗斯 (Louise Beavers)||饰||Delilah Johnson|
White widow Bea Pullman (Claudette Colbert) and her daughter Jessie (Juanita Quigley as a toddler, Marilyn Knowlden as an eight-year-old) take in black housekeeper Delilah Johnson (Louise Beavers) and her daughter, light-complexioned Peola (Fredi Washington) exchanging room and board for work, even though Bea is struggling to make ends meet herself. Delilah and Peola quickly become like family to Jessie and Bea. They particularly enjoy Delilah's pancakes, made from a special family recipe. When Bea is unable to make a living selling pancake syrup (as her husband had done), she comes up with th…
Brought Back to thrill you again! Fannie Hurst's stirring drama of a mother and a daughter in love with the same man. (re-release)
Claudette Colbert at her finest in Imitation of Life (re-release)
CLAUDETTE COLBERT with WARREN WILLIAM -in the soul-stirring drama of a girl in love with her widowed mother's fiance! (Print Ad- Border Cities Star, ((Windsor PO)) 3 June 1935)
- 声音混合： Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)
- 纵横比：1.37 : 1
|出品公司||环球影业 (A John M. Stahl Production)|
|发行公司||Colecione Clássicos (2014) (DVD) (Brazil)|
|Universal Film (1935) (Theatrical) (Norway)|
|Realart Pictures (re-release) (1945) (Theatrical) (United States)|
|Realart Pictures (re-release) (1949) (Theatrical) (United States)|
|Universal Film (1935) (Theatrical) (Sweden)|
|Epoca (VHS) (Argentina)|
|环球影业 (1935) (Theatrical) (United Kingdom)|
- 1934 proved to be a banner year for 克劳黛·考尔白 with her acclaimed performance in this film, the 塞西尔 blockbuster 埃及艳后 (1934) and the runaway Oscar-winning hit 一夜风流 (1934).
- Fredi Washington (Peola, Aged 19) was a light-skinned African-American. After playing this role, she was criticized by some in the black community who labored under the misconception that the actress herself practiced self-hatred and would rather 'pass' herself off as white. Ms. Washington was, in fact, an avid civil rights activist.
- Although cast as the daughter of 路易丝·比弗斯 (Delilah), Fredi Washington (Peola, age 19) was in reality less than two years younger than her onscreen mother. She was, however, considerably slimmer than the matronly Beavers, which enabled the pair to "pass" as mother and daughter.