Movies A-Z | Celebs | SiteMap | DVD | Advanced Search
   Movie Database News    In Theaters    Coming Soon    Future Movies    BoxOffice     Trailers     Scripts     Wallpapers     Directory  
  Home -

The Diary of Anne Frank (1959) - movie overview

The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)

User Rating
(13 votes)
OverviewCommentsDVDsForumProduction InfoAdd to MyMovies 

Trivia (3)
Plot Description
Shooting Locations

DVD Release Date
 R1: Feb 3, 2004

Budget USD 3,000,000

Running Time
3 hours, 0 minutes

Country USA

Studio 20th Century Fox

More info on

Other Titles
• The Diary of Anne Frank
• Das Tagebuch der Anne Frank (1959)

Sign up for our Newsletter!
Movie news in your email:

Your Name:

Your E-Mail Address:

Genre: War, Drama, World War II, True Story, Biography, Tragedy, Teenage, Tear Jerker, Marriage, Suspense

Plot: George Stevens' life-altering experience of witnessing the death camps after WWII was doubtless responsible for his desire to adapt the famed diary of the teenaged Jewish girl, played by Millie Perkins. With the feared 'Green Police' or Dutch Gestapo combing Amsterdam in search of Jews, Anne, her parents, Otto (Joseph Schildkraut) and Edith (Anna Huber) another Jewish family, the Van Daans, and a dentist Albert Dussell (Ed Wynn) take refuge for two years in a small attic provided by Gentile shop owners Kraler (Douglas Spencer) and Miep (Dody Heath). Despite their precarious situation, and the sense of claustrophobia created by having to live together in such crowded conditions, covering the windows during the day, and keeping as quiet as possible at all times, the families carry on as best they can. For Anne, her platonic romance with Peter Van Daan (Richard Beymer), the attractive son of often voluble parents, makes the experience more bearable than it is for the adults, whose sense of foreboding is palpable. By surrounding the inexperienced Perkins with a talented cast of veteran performers, which also includes Shelley Winters and Lou Jacobi, Stevens achieves a moving portrait of Frank's innocent precocity, with her ultimate fate the tragic subtext of this intensely compelling

More Plot Descriptions


Related Movies:

   Discussion forum for this movie
Thread Replies Last Post
There are no discussion threads for this movie yet...

Start a new discussion about this movie.

 Directed by
George Stevens
Shane, Giant, A Place in the Sun
 Written by
Anne Frank
The Diary of Anne Frank, The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank, Anne Frank Remembered
Diane Baker
The Cable Guy, The Net, Marnie
Millie Perkins
The Chamber, At Close Range, Two Moon Junction
Joseph Schildkraut
The Shop Around the Corner, The Life of Emile Zola, Cleopatra
Shelley Winters
The Night of the Hunter, Lolita, The Poseidon Adventure
Richard Beymer
West Side Story, The Longest Day, Twin Peaks
Gusti Huber
James Dean: Forever Young
Lou Jacobi
I.Q., Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex, Amazon Women on the Moon
 Music By
Alfred Newman
All About Eve, The Seven Year Itch, Foreign Correspondent

 Recommended Movies
Movie Title Agree Disagree
Anne Frank: The Whole Story (2001)
Schindler's List (1993)
Pianist, The (2002)
Romeo, Julia a tma (1960)
Heavenly Creatures (1994)
Last Emperor, The (1987)
Triumph of the Spirit (1989)
To Be or Not to Be (1942)

Help us improve these results!
Mark the movies you think are similar by putting a checkmark under 'Agree' and hit Submit. Leave blank those you are not sure about. is not the official site for this film.
All editorial views and opinions expressed here are for entertainment purposes only. <>

DVD | Home | BoxOffice | All Celebs | All Movies | Release Schedule | In Production | In Theaters
Coming Soon | Future Movies | Trailers | Scripts | Wallpapers | Directory | Advanced Search | Knihy
Copyright 2002 All rights reserved.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in any form. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.