Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Forgotten Movies, April 26. 2011: Imitation Of Life
Oh, boy, was there ever a sudsier Douglas Sirk movie than this one? Or one I watched more often growing up? How could you beat the mother-daughter combos of Lana Turner and Sandra Dee and Juanita Moore and Susan Kohner. A struggling actress hires a housekeeper to care for her child. The housekeeper has a child of the same age. There are more troubles inside this prettily wrapped package than one can imagine. Get out your tissues before sitting down. They don't make pictures like this one anymore.
For more choices, see Todd Mason directly.