The Diary of Anne Frank Overview:

The Diary of Anne Frank (1959) was a Biographical - Drama Film directed by George Stevens and produced by George Stevens and George Stevens Jr..

The film was based on the diary The Diary of a Young Girl written by Anne Frank and also Stage Play (1947 (1952 English) (book); Oct 5, 1955 - Jun 22, 1957 (performed at Cort Theatre, NY & Ambassador Theatre, NY)).

SYNOPSIS

Pulitzer Prize-winning play is translated to film in this gripping account of WWII Jewish refugees hiding in occupied Amsterdam. Frank's celebrated diary of the harrowing experience reveals her flourishing spirit in one of the darkest of our times.

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Academy Awards 1959 --- Ceremony Number 32 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Supporting ActorEd WynnNominated
Best Supporting ActressShelley WintersWon
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Lyle R. Wheeler, George W. Davis; Set Decoration: Walter M. Scott, Stuart A. ReissWon
Best CinematographyWilliam C. MellorWon
Best Costume DesignCharles LeMaire, Mary WillsNominated
Best DirectorGeorge StevensNominated
Best Music - ScoringAlfred NewmanNominated
Best PictureGeorge Stevens, ProducerNominated
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The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)

By Beatrice on Dec 13, 2016 From Flickers in Time

The Diary of Anne Frank Directed by George Stevens Written by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett from their play and the book by Anne Frank 1959/USA Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation/George Stevens Productions Repeat viewing/Amazon Prime George Stevens makes a 3-hour movie about a bunch of ... Read full article


The Diary of Anne Frank–Episode 12

By Tom on Sep 5, 2014 From The Old Movie House

All dialog in brown text is taken from the movie script at www.springfieldspringfield.co.uk The Allies are starting to gain the upper hand. But Jews are still being rounded up like cattle. Everyone gathers in the attic area of their hiding place to watch comrades, friends, and total strangers marche... Read full article


The Diary of Anne Frank–Episode 11

By Tom on Aug 31, 2014 From The Old Movie House

All dialog in brown text is taken from the movie script at www.springfieldspringfield.co.uk With German soldiers literally feet away everybody is still and quiet. Everybody human that is. Mouchi, the cat, is licking an old can and creating an unholy racket. The cat gnaws at the lid to get every port... Read full article


The Diary of Anne Frank–episode 10

By Tom on Aug 28, 2014 From The Old Movie House

All dialog in brown text is taken from the movie script at www.springfieldspringfield.co.uk Ok, we’re half way through the film. But instead of writing another 9 separate blogs about the second half I’ll try to shorten things up. The tension is starting to take its toll. Everybody is sta... Read full article


The Diary Of Anne Frank – episode 9

By Tom on Aug 19, 2014 From The Old Movie House

All dialog in brown text is taken from the movie script at www.springfieldspringfield.co.uk After Mr. Dussell has told everybody of the conditions that exist outside the attic, their spirits, which were on the rise existed prior to his arrival, have crashed to the ground. Everybody is concerned for... Read full article


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Quotes from

Anne Frank: You know we're going to forget how to dance.


Margot: Sometimes I wish the end would come, whenever.
Mrs. Edith Frank: Margot!
Margot: At least we'd know where we were.
Mrs. Edith Frank: You should be ashamed of yourself, talking that way. Think how lucky we are, think of the thousands dying in the war every day, think of the people in concentration camps.
Anne Frank: What's the good of that? What's the good of thinking of misery when you're already miserable?


Anne Frank: I want to go on living even after I'm dead.


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Facts about

The play "The Diary of Anne Frank" won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1956.
Miep Gies, played by Dodie Heath, died on January 11, 2010 at the age of 100. Gies was the last friend of the Frank family who helped hide them, provided them with food and news, and who found Anne Frank's diary.
The original Broadway production of "The Diary of Anne Frank" by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett opened at the Cort Theater on October 5, 1955, ran for 717 performances and won the 1956 Tony Award for the Best Play. Joseph Schildkraut, Gusti Huber and Lou Jacobi recreated their stage roles in the movie version for which Goodrich and Hackett also wrote the screenplay.
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