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I Am Anne Frank: Part 1 

A new patient claiming to be Anne Frank exposes Arden's past. Kit learns why Grace was admitted to Briarcliff.


Michael Uppendahl


Ryan Murphy (created by), Brad Falchuk (created by) | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Zachary Quinto ... Dr. Oliver Thredson
Joseph Fiennes ... Monsignor Timothy Howard
Sarah Paulson ... Lana Winters
Evan Peters ... Kit Walker
Lily Rabe ... Sister Mary Eunice McKee
Lizzie Brocheré ... Grace Bertrand
James Cromwell ... Dr. Arthur Arden
Jessica Lange ... Sister Jude Martin
Chloë Sevigny ... Shelley
Fredric Lehne ... Frank McCann
Britne Oldford ... Alma Walker
Joe Egender ... Billy
Barbara Tarbuck ... Mother Superior Claudia
Matthew John Armstrong ... Detective Byers
Joel McKinnon Miller ... Detective Connors


A new arrival at Briarcliff Manor claims to be Anne Frank. She stabbed a man who made an anti-Semitic remark. When she sees Dr. Arden, she accuses him of being a doctor who worked at Auschwitz. Sister Jude is at first dismissive but soon begins to believe her. Arden gets help from a most unexpected source. Meanwhile, Kit tells Grace what Dr. Arden has been doing to him and she in turn tells him why she is in the hospital. She was accused of butchering her father and her stepmother after her stepsister accused her of the crime. Lana tells Dr. Thredson about their attempted escape and he offers to help her. She agrees to aversion therapy. Thredson also tells Kit that he sees no useful purpose in having him executed and is prepared to lie for him - provided he's prepared to face the truth. Written by garykmcd

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Drama | Horror | Thriller


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Release Date:

7 November 2012 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


Color | Black and White (some scenes)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Chloë Sevigny is credited as Special Guest Star. See more »


Monsignor Timothy Howard: Sister, this obsession with Dr. Arden has to stop.
Sister Jude Martin: But there's mounting evidence that this man is a war criminal.
Monsignor Timothy Howard: Just a moment. Where are you getting this information?
Sister Jude Martin: There is a patient who survived the death camps. She remembers him.
Monsignor Timothy Howard: Which patient is this?
Sister Jude Martin: Her name is Anne.
Monsignor Timothy Howard: Anne who?
Sister Jude Martin: [sigh] Anne Frank. I know it- I know how it sounds, but you...
Monsignor Timothy Howard: No, I really don't think you do.
Sister Jude Martin: I saw a prison tattoo. She was in Auschwitz.
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Written by Cesar Davila-Irizarry and Charlie Clouser
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6 October 2019 | by petsie-24409See all my reviews

The acting is just marvelous. Being able to play these deplorable monsters must be a nightmare. Everyone is so good at it. I've always been haunted by the atrocities perpetrated at the old asylums, anyway, and seeing this cast at this creaky old building bring it to life; yikes.

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