Right now, I'm watching the second half of the 1959 version of Imitation of Life. I started watching this last night and fell asleep--no fault of the movie however. I wanted to see what happened, because I was invested in the story--I just made the fatal mistake of lying down on the couch.
This movie is heartbreaking--especially the relationship between Sarah Jane and Annie.
I'll have to watch the Claudette Colbert version and see how it compares. I'm usually somewhat indifferent to Lana Turner, but I really like her in this film. Sandra Dee is excellent here as well. She starts out somewhat Gidget-like, but as the film progresses, Dee is really showing that she did have acting talent. She's no Natalie Wood or Judy Garland, but she's very good in this film.
"It's not an old movie if you haven't seen it." -Lauren Bacall
"A little song, a little dance, a little seltzer down your pants." -Ted Baxter on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show"
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