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The Diary of Anne Frank (1980)

During World War II, a teenage Jewish girl named Anne Frank (Melissa Gilbert) and her family are forced into hiding in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands.

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Boris Sagal

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Frances Goodrich (screenplay), Frances Goodrich (play) | 3 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Maximilian Schell ... Otto Frank
Joan Plowright ... Mrs. Frank
James Coco ... Van Daan
Doris Roberts ... Mrs. Petronella Van Daan
Clive Revill ... Dr. Dussel
Scott Jacoby ... Peter Van Daan
Melissa Gilbert ... Anne Frank
Melora Marshall Melora Marshall ... Margot Frank
Erik Holland Erik Holland ... Mr. Kraler
Anne Wyndham ... Miep
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Patricia Ancira Patricia Ancira
Susanne Severeid ... Voice-over (voice)
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During World War II, a teenage Jewish girl named Anne Frank (Melissa Gilbert) and her family are forced into hiding in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands.

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Trivia

Scott Jacoby played Peter van Daan in this movie. His grandfather Lou Jacobi played Peter's father Hans van Daan in The Diary of Anne Frank (1959). See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Frank: We are all here, alive. That's present enough.
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Connections

Version of The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank (1988) See more »

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Absolute rubbish, Melissa Gilbert should be sanctioned
26 October 1998 | by Erik-32See all my reviews

Rarely have I seen a work of literature translated so badly to the screen. The hysterical cast of b-movie and sitcom extras simply make the characters seem like bad Jewish stereotypes. The worst of all is Melissa Gilbert, who you hate from scene one and never develop any sympathy for. Performances like this should be noted and used against actors who wish to work again. All in all, a seedy, low-budget made-for-TV film of the sort that gives made-for-TV films a bad name.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El diario de Ana Frank See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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