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Plot: In Nazi-occupied Holland in World War II, shopkeeper Kraler hides two Jewish families in his attic. Young Anne Frank keeps a diary of everyday life for the Franks and the Van Daans, chronicling the Nazi threat as well as family dynamics. A romance with Peter Van Daan causes jealousy between Anne… Runtime: 180 min Release Date: 28 Aug 1959
The film The Diary of Anne Frank is not taken directly from her world famous diary, but it is rather an adaption of a play based on that diary. The play was written by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett and it ran on Broadway from 1955 to 1957 for 717 performances.Three members of the original Broadway cast did their roles for the screen, Joseph Schildkraut, Lou Jacobi, and Gusti Huber. Joseph Schildkraut as Otto Frank is the backbone of the film, providing the moral authority in the cast. He's a teacher and a scholar and makes sure that even under these circumstances, the education of <more>
his daughters is not neglected. Gusti Huber is Mrs. Frank and Lou Jacobi is Mr. Van Daan.The Van Daans and the Franks have been offered shelter in a third floor apartment that is kept secret by a hidden door in a factory owner. The owner Mr. Kraler played by Douglas Spencer is an anti-Nazi and has offered to keep these two Jewish families hidden for the duration of the war in Holland. For two years they live in that apartment and aside from radio news all they know of the outside world is that street in Amsterdam where the factory is located. Director George Stevens to keep the viewer from getting claustrophobic provides us with occasional shots of the outside street and canal. This film is the ultimate in cabin fever.But it has to be so for the Van Daans and the Franks are hiding for their lives. It's a community of necessity that's created up in the third floor.Young Millie Perkins does fine in the title role originated on Broadway by Susan Strassberg. She has an Audrey Hepburn like appeal, but never had the career Audrey certainly did. Her sister Margit is played by Diane Baker who's career was a bit more substantial. Two very normal average teenage girls, except that Anne has a talent for writing and observing.The frightening thing about this film is the very ordinariness of the characters. What have these people ever done that the might of the Nazi war machine should be out looking for them? Some of them are certainly not noble specimens as the movie shows, but their lives are so humdrum like millions of us. Simply because for politics sake, someone was scapegoating a religion.Ed Wynn as Drussel the dentist and Shelley Winters as Mrs. Van Daan were nominated for supporting players in the male and female categories that year. Wynn lost, but Winters won the first of her two Oscars for this film. Up to then Ms. Winters played some pretty brassy characters in film. She fought for and won this role and got acclaim worldwide for her portrayal as a wife and mother. It was a transition into those kind of roles for her.So Anne observed and wrote about her impressions of what she saw and heard and the people around her for two years. In a sense this is like Moby Dick with the Pequod being the apartment and the white whale being the Nazis. Joseph Schildkraut is no Ahab, he's just trying to lead his community for survival.When the Nazis come, Anne's diary is hidden and after the war one of the community comes back and like Ishmael retrieves the diary and very much tells the tale.Anne's diary, the hopes and dreams of a teenage girl caught up in a world of hate she couldn't comprehend, is now classic literature. It serves as a dark reminder of the bestial nature we can sink to. And it reminds us that hope, courage and love can spring from the darkest places.
It's a pleasure to report that the long wait for George Stevens' THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK to come to the DVD format has been worth the wait. The restoration is far better then the fine 1995 Laser Disc issue, which was the only previous release to include the Overture, Intermission and Exit Music for the film as well as the "roadshow", 170 minute version of the film. As Alfred Newman's score is one of his finest, the addition of the extra music is a true treat. Issued as one of Fox's "Studio Classics", the DVD shows that a great deal of tender care has gone <more>
into this outstanding release. The complete films is contained on one side. Side two is full of some nice extras, headed by a full-length documentary, "ECHOS FROM THE PAST", that is very informative. There is a nice excerpt from the documentary feature, "GEORGE STEVENS: A FILMMAKER'S JOURNEY", which was produced and directed by George Stevens, Jr. Stevens' son also provides the commentary track along with actress Millie Perkins for the film itself. There are two interesting previews included, one for the U.S. release after the film was taken off the roadshow run and CUT by almost 20 minutes and also the International version, which uses Newman's music over the scenes without any dialog from the film itself. Perkins' screen test, newsreel footage a number of excellent behind the scenes photographs and a restoration comparison round out the second side. The film and this DVD are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
The first time I saw this film was on the old Saturday Night at the movies back in the early sixties. I have since bought the video.I have had people tell me how depressing this movie is.Those folks have missed the point for years. We do know what fate befell Anne and her family and friends,but the overriding feeling is,as Anne says near the end of the film, that in time things can and will change. The entire cast is wonderful.Millie Perkins brings a charm and innocence to Anne that cannot be duplicated. Joseph Schildkraut and Gusti Huber as Anne's parents are different as day and night <more>
in their relationship to Anne.Shelley Winters deserved her Oscar as the 'ultimate Jewish mother" Mrs Van Daan. Lou Jacobi is superb as Mr Van Daan and Ed Wynn is brilliant as fussbudget Dussel. As a long time fan of Richard Beymer, I have to say that Peter remains his best work. The "First kiss" sequence still gives me goosebumps,and the final segment in the attic just before the SS arrives still brings tears. A bravo to Diane Baker as the long suffering Margot.The fact that director George Stevens shot the film in black and white adds to the tension. I just hope it never gets colorized. I know that the film was nominated for Best Picture, but didnt stand a chance against "Ben Hur",although I would have picked it! When I travel I always take a copy of the book. If the movie comes out on DVD,I may take it too.
The Saddest and Most Touching Journal Ever Written (by claudio_carvalho)
From 1942 to 1944, in a Nazi occupied Amsterdam, the thirteen years old German Jewish girl Anne Frank Millie Perkins lives hiding in an attic of a condiment factory with her sister, her parents, three members of another family and an old dentist. Along more than two years, she wrote in her diary, her feelings, her fears and relationship with the other dwellers.When I was about the same age of Anne Frank, I read her book for the first time and I recall how sad I became. Then I read it at least two times more, and in the bottom of my heart, I was maybe expecting a happy ending and that this <more>
teenager and the other persons were saved after their tough struggle for survival. In the 90's, I visited her Museum and again I became very sad. Her story is certainly the saddest and most touching journal ever written and published, and shows how cruel the human being can be. This movie has been recently released on DVD in Brazil with 171 minutes running time, and I really liked it. The cinematography is very beautiful, and the tense and claustrophobic story highlights some of the most important parts of the book with minor modifications to keep the movie tense and in an adequate pace. The cast is excellent, and although having about twenty-one years old at that time, the mignon Millie Perkins performs a good Anne Frank. The person who betrayed Anne Frank and the other Jews has never been discovered. My vote is nine.Title Brazil : "O Diário de Anne Frank" "The Diary of Anne Frank"
Based on the play, the movie is about two families that go into hiding in Amsterdam during World War II. This movie has Millie Perkins starring as Anne Frank who has an excellent performance and a brilliant narration. Anne Frank also has chemistry with Peter Van Daan, a boy from the other family. The cinematography is great. I especially like how the camera moves up from floor to floor. The film is very suspenseful and keeps your eyes glued to the screen to see what happens next. The final reason why this is great is that it shows spirit and hope in dark times. I'm surprised that no one <more>
watches this movie that much today. It seems that it is a forgotten gem.
a film not just about the Holocaust but about REAL people (by MartinHafer)
I admire this movie quite a bit because it refused to give in to an over-idealized version of events in order to portray the families as somehow noble or transcendent. While this IS true of some of them, some others are truly annoying and difficult to like--in particular, the lady played by Shelley Winters. She was so annoying and realistic as many of us are far from being angels , that Miss Winters won the Oscar for her performance. The movie COULD have chosen the easier way out by portraying everyone hiding in the movie as saint-like, but its deliberate choice for realism provides a much <more>
more believable and universal story. Excellent performances all around and an incredibly heart-wrenching conclusion. A must-see film.
Good movie of inspirational Anne Frank outlook on life. (by TxMike)
Anne Frank and her family were German Jews during World War II, and to avoid being sent to a concentration camp, hid out with another family in some secret rooms above Mr. Frank's office in Amsterdam. They managed to remain undetected for 25 months, until someone gave them up, and they were then sent to a camp. Anne Frank took ill and died less than a year later, not yet 16. During the 25 months of hiding Anne kept a diary and in addition wrote hundreds of pages of various stories, and had begun her novel. When they were forced to leave their hide out hurriedly, she left behind her diary <more>
which is the basis for the Anne Frank story and this movie.This 1959 movie was appropriately shot in black and white, which fits perfectly with their bleak existence. Of course food had to be rationed, and spirits were low, but Anne was unique in her outlook. She considered the war and the Nazi terrorism just a speck of time in the history of man, and in spite of everything "people are really good of heart." She was a religious person, in times of difficulty "finding myself in God." She urged her friend Peter to get some religion, any type as long as he could believe in something, because she found it so important.The movie depicts their situation, at one point listening to a radio hidden within the cut-out pages of a book, hearing of the D-Day success of the Allies in 1944, hoping that the war would end soon and they could be free again. They watched out of a window to see the local butcher hauled off to a camp. When it was finally their time, and the Nazis were pounding on the door of the building, they knew it was their time and sat or stood calmly waiting. They had only a minute to gather up a few essentials, Anne had to leave her diary behind, and was writing a message to whomever might find it, and it was terminated in mid sentence...Anne Frank was played by Millie Perkins, who was 20 during filming. Although she was a bit old to play a 14/15 year old, with makeup and costume she looked amazingly like the photos of the real Anne Frank. In spite of the ending of the story, it is an uplifting movie as it shows how attitude and perspective can mean so much. It lends a true meaning to the old phrase, "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade."
Up there with Schindler's List and Life Is Beautiful. One of the best holocaust movies (by Alex_Glass)
The film is about a girl, Anne Frank, and what happened to her during the holocaust. We know this through her diary.The film opens with her diary being discovered by her father and the couple who helped them hide. They flash back to when the frank family shared a loft above a factory with another family. The film is set in Amsterdam and not only gives insight to what life was like in World War 2, but shows how two families are struggling to live together.The Diary of Anne Frank is a brilliant film. It is moving and has humor, romance, tension and is touching. Anne Frank, played by Shelley <more>
Winters, is likable but people around her find her annoying. I have not read the book, and I am sure it portrays the holocaust more accurately, but the film is brilliant. In parts it is unrealistic. The main characters have not eaten much for months, yet they still look perfect.The tension build up in certain scenes is done perfectly by director George Stevens. The emotional scenes make you want to cry and Anne Frank makes you laugh with her mannerisms.From the start of the film, to the last line, " Despite all this I still believe theres good in people" The Diary of Anne Frank is an enjoyable cinema experience and I would recommend it to anyone.9/10
My biased belief says that Diary of Anne Frank should have been the 1959 Best Movie Oscar Winner. The story is timeless, about 10 people having to hid to avoid the Nazi concentration camps. Fortunately Anne recorded their struggles, arguments, and her blossoming love interest. Shelly Winter's was rightly given a an Oscar for her portrayal as the complaining, worrying, Mrs. Van Daan. I recommend that after seeing this movie, not only reading Anne Frank's Diary, but also Miep Giles book that was published in the late 1980's.