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The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)

Approved | | Biography, Drama, Family | 1959 (UK)
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During World War II, a teenage Jewish girl named Anne Frank and her family are forced into hiding in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands.

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Complete credited cast:
... Anne Frank
... Otto Frank
... Mrs. Petronella Van Daan
... Peter Van Daan
... Mrs. Edith Frank
... Mr. Hans Van Daan
... Margot Frank
... Kraler
Dodie Heath ... Miep (as Dody Heath)
... Mr. Albert Dussell
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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 Jwelch5742

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Anne Franks dagbok  »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$5,014,000
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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Ed Wynn was born before the real-life person he plays in the film: Wynn was born in 1886, Fritz Pfeffer ("Albert Dussel" in Anne Frank's list of aliases) was born in 1889. Add the time difference between 1944 and 1959, and the age gap between actor and character increases. See more »

Goofs

When Anne and Otto Frank begin to hum and dance, the closed captioning says "The Blue Danube", which is wrong. The song they hum to is "Tales from The Vienna Woods". These two songs sound similar because they were both written by Johann Strauss. See more »

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[first lines]
Kraler: Mr. Frank. - Mr Frank?
Otto Frank: Kraler. - Mr. Kraler. Miep. My good friends.
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At the end, neither a "The End" credit nor a cast list appears, only the title of the film once more ("The Diary of Anne Frank"). See more »

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Referenced in Hitchcock (2012) See more »

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Hanukkah
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Lyrics by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett
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DVD VERSION WAS WORTH THE WAIT!
18 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

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 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.


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