Fannie Hurst


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Four Daughters (1938) -- (Movie Clip) Right On The Nose Michael Curtiz directing, father (Claude Rains) conducting, Kay (Lane sister Rosemary) singing, Thea (Lola) fretting, Jane (Priscilla) cooking and Emma (Gale Page) assisting, preparing for eligible dinner guest Ben Crowley (Frank McHugh), in Four Daughters, 1938.
Imitation Of Life (1959) -- (Movie Clip) A Maid To Live In After wide shots establishing the real Coney Island, director Douglas Sirk switches to location shooting in Long Beach, CA, introducing principals Lana Turner, John Gavin and Juanita Moore, opening producer Ross Hunter's hit re-make, Imitation Of Life, 1959.
Imitation Of Life (1959) -- (Movie Clip) Ten Seconds Before You Die Out of work model and/or actress and single mom Lora (Lana Turner) has schemed her way into an after-hours meeting at the office of theatrical agent Loomis (Robert Alda) who, it turns out, lacks certain scruples, early in Douglas Sirk's Imitation Of Life, 1959.
Imitation Of Life (1959) -- (Movie Clip) A Falling Star! Susie (Sandra Dee) and Sarah Jane (Susan Kohner) are now teens, Lora (Lana Turner) now a Broadway star and Annie (Juanita Moore) still her backup, when old flame Steve (John Gavin) shows up at a premiere party ten years later, in producer Ross Hunter's Imitation Of Life, 1959.
Imitation Of Life (1959) -- (Movie Clip) Foolish Together Single mom and aspiring actress Lora (Lana Turner), embarrassed by Christmas attention from Steve (John Gavin), as housekeeper/roommate Annie (Juanita Moore) takes a call from agent Loomis (Robert Alda), representing Edwards (Dan O'Herlihy), in Douglas Sirk's hit Imitation Of Life, 1959.
Five And Ten (1931) -- (Movie Clip) Box Of Kisses New in New York, dime store heiress and enthusiastic charity event volunteer Jenny (Marion Davies), meets debonair Berry Rhodes (Leslie Howard), her brother Avery (Kent Douglas) not approving, early in Five And Ten, 1931, from a Fannie Hurst novel.
Five And Ten (1931) -- (Movie Clip) I've Gotta Do Some Gold Digging Nouveau riche from Kansas City and unwelcome in New York society, Jennifer (Marion Davies) with her brother Avery (Kent Douglas) schemes to get her dime-store tycoon father (Richard Bennett) to make a big donation and improve their standing, in Five And Ten, 1932.
Imitation Of Life (1934) -- (Movie Clip) I Didn't Advertise Joining the intimate opening scene in which widow Bea (Claudette Colbert) bathes her child (Juanita Quigley, billed as “Baby Jane”), and the introduction of disoriented Louise Beavers as Delilah, in the first screen adaptation of the Fannie Hurst novel, Imitation Of Life, 1934.
Imitation Of Life (1934) -- (Movie Clip) I Wanna Be White First scene for Fredi Washington as the mature Peola, with candor from the original Fannie Hurst novel, extraordinary for Hollywood, expressing anxiety about her race to her mother, Louise Beavers, at a party celebrating the pancake-mix business she co-founded (with Claudette Colbert, the hostess), in Imitation Of Life, 1934.
Imitation Of Life (1934) -- (Movie Clip) The Pancake Queen At the 10th anniversary party for her pancake-mix empire, Claudette Colbert as Bea has noted the arrival of handsome Warren William as Archer, as it turns out induced to attend by her wiseacre marketing genius Elmer (Ned Sparks), in Imitation Of Life, 1934, from the Fannie Hurst novel.
Imitation Of Life (1934) -- (Movie Clip) We're Going Into Business Claudette Colbert as syrup seller Bea presses a boardwalk landlord (Clarence Hummel Wilson) for a lease then announces her hare-brained scheme to her un-salaried housekeeper Delilah (Louise Beavers), bringing their fatherless daughters and meeting the painter (Henry Armetta), in the original Imitation Of Life, 1934.
Humoresque (1947) -- (Movie Clip) All Kinds Of Animals Top-billed Joan Crawford in her first scene as New York socialite Helen Wright, intrigued by ambitious but caustic violinist Paul Boray (John Garfield), come to her party seeking patrons, Oscar Levant his partner, in Jean Negulesco's Humoresque, 1947.