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 and her sister, Margot. Otto Frank returns to the attic many years after the eventual capture of both families and finds his late daughter's diary.Written by
In 1957, Israeli stage actress Elana Eden (then Elana Cooper) was screen-tested in Tel Aviv for the role of Anne Frank. This screen test brought her to the attention of the producers of The Story of Ruth (1960), another 20th Century Fox release; she was given the role of Ruth and signed a seven-year contract with the studio. See more »
Many incidents from the diary are depicted out of order, and some specific speeches and actions are attributed to the wrong persons. See more »
We had to watch this movie in Drama class my freshman year of high school. Problem was that I had Drama 1st period. I slept a lot 1st period (and sometimes 2nd). So a 3 hour movie that the teacher taped (with commercials) was turned in to a two week affair, or so it seemed. I got another shot to watch it late one night, 4 am or so, on Bravo. Problem was, unbeknownst to me, it was a two night deal. So I only took in the first half of it. Finally got the shot to see the whole thing on AMC this afternoon. Millie Perkins was just wonderful as Anne Frank, and a great cast all around. I knew Shelley Winters had won an Oscar but not what for. Sometimes a good story is so much better because it's a true story, like Apollo 13, and this is no exception. It's hard to imagine these things actually happened.
Go watch this sometime when you have 3 hours free.
8 out of 10 from me.
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