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)).
Academy Awards 1959 --- Ceremony Number 32 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Supporting Actor||Ed Wynn||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress||Shelley Winters||Won|
|Best Art Direction||Art Direction: Lyle R. Wheeler, George W. Davis; Set Decoration: Walter M. Scott, Stuart A. Reiss||Won|
|Best Cinematography||William C. Mellor||Won|
|Best Costume Design||Charles LeMaire, Mary Wills||Nominated|
|Best Director||George Stevens||Nominated|
|Best Music - Scoring||Alfred Newman||Nominated|
|Best Picture||George Stevens, Producer||Nominated|
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 12By 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 11By 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 10By 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 9By 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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Peter Van Daan: That's right.
Anne Frank: You can't do that. They arrest you if you go out without your star.
Peter Van Daan: Who's going out?
Anne Frank: What are you going to do with it?
Peter Van Daan: Burn it.
Anne Frank: I don't think I could burn mine. I don't know why.
Peter Van Daan: You couldn't? Something they made you wear so they could kick you around?
Anne Frank: I know, but after all, it is the Star of David, isn't it?
Otto Frank: Always remember this Anna, there are no walls, no bolts, no locks that anyone can put on your mind.
Anne Frank: Our blessed radio. It gives us eyes and ears out into the world. We listen to the German station only for good music. And we listen to the BBC for hope.
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It was initially hoped that the cast of the original Broadway stage production would reprise their roles in the film but only Joseph Schildkraut, Gusti Huber and Lou Jacobi did. Susan Strasberg, who had played Anne on stage, turned down the chance to play her on film.
George Stevens had trouble getting suitable emotion from the actors when the American plane passes by. So a record player was hidden in the soundstage and set to play "The Star Spangled Banner" to evoke an emotional reaction from the American actors.
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