Based on the novel by Thomas Mann. Charlotte Kestner, the love of Goethe's youth, became famous because she was the real-life Lotte represented in his renowned The Sorrows of Young Werther.... See full summary »
In the bourgeois circles of Europe after the Great War, can anything save the modern man? Harry Haller, a solitary intellectual, has all his life feared his dual nature of being human and ... See full summary »
Max von Sydow,
Lilli Palmer owns and runs a school for wayward girls in France. Her absolute discipline has fostered a social order among the girls with rampant sex, lesbianism and torture the norm. ... See full summary »
Narciso Ibáñez Serrador
A man named Salem escapes from an insane asylum where he was confined for an axe-murder. Falsely convicted under a plea of "guilty due to insanity", he does not plan to let his sister and ... See full summary »
After the death of her parents young girl Manuela von Meinhardis is sent to a boarding school where Prussian drill rules the education. Desperately seeking love and warmth in Manuela's ... See full summary »
Two British agents are murdered by a mysterious Neonazi organization in West Berlin. The British Secret Service sends agent Quiller to investigate. Soon Quiller is confronted with Neonazi ... See full summary »
The year is 1944 and the Nazi army has become infected with contagious pathogens from their own biological and chemical weapons. The troops invade the cities leaving few survivors. Those ... See full summary »
Greg Rosas Goss,
Bradley J. Greenwell,
The original Broadway production of "The Diary of Anne Frank" by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett opened at the Cort Theater on October 5, 1955, ran for 717 performances, won the 1956 Tony Award for the Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 1956. See more »
I audio-taped this version when it was first broadcast. Coming back to it recently, I reaffirmed my opinion that this is, indeed, the best representation of the play -- much better, I think, than the Stevens movie. The cast is stellar, and Ms. Davila brings a quirky and believable quality to Anne that Millie Perkins doesn't begin to touch. Max von Sydow is interesting and colorful in his characterization of Otto, bringing a sympathy and stoicism that is very satisfying. Lili Palmer, Vivica Lindfors and Theodore Bikel are superb actors of the stage, and it is evident in this production. Years ago I contacted ABC (the original producer of the play) to find information on the composer and availability of the excellent musical score for the piece: Unfortunately, they informed me that all pre-production materials had been lost or destroyed. I have a feeling that the original 2-inch video tape was lost, too. -- So little hope of ever seeing it again.
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