Imitation of Life | 1933

Drama
Widow Bea Pullman and her daughter, Jessie, take in a fair-skinned black girl and her mother, housekeeper Delilah Johnson. Struggling to make ends meet, Delilah shares her family pancake recipe with Bea, and the two ...more

Cast

... Beatrice 'Bea' Pullman

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... Stephen 'Steve' Archer

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... Jessie Pullman, Age 18

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... Elmer Smith

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... Martin, the Furniture Man

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... Dr. Preston

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... The Painter

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... Jarvis, Beatrice's Butler

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... Etta McDaniel

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... Peola Johnson, Age 19

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... Baby Jessie Pullman, Age 3

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... Jessie Pullman, Age 8

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Synopsis

Widow Bea Pullman and her daughter, Jessie, take in a fair-skinned black girl and her mother, housekeeper Delilah Johnson. Struggling to make ends meet, Delilah shares her family pancake recipe with Bea, and the two decide to start a business on the Atlantic City boardwalk. Together, the women find great success and considerable fortune, but they also encounter family hardships and some deep-seated identity and racial problems.

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