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)).

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


Otto Frank: Always remember this Anna, there are no walls, no bolts, no locks that anyone can put on your mind.


Anne Frank: [voiceover] In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Otto Frank: [spoken] She puts me to shame.


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Facts about

Anne Frank's father Otto wanted Audrey Hepburn to play his daughter in the film. Hepburn was born in the same year as Anne Frank and had also lived a life of privation in Nazi-occupied Netherlands. She had read the diary when it was first published in 1947 and had found it a devastating experience. So raw were the emotions that she felt compelled to turn down the chance to play Anne, and also because she didn't feel she could convincingly play a teenager.
20th Century Fox insisted the film be shot in Cinemascope, a decision that George Stevens was not happy with.
Average Shot Length (ASL) = 9 seconds
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