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The Diary of Anne Frank - Studio Classics [DVD]

Millie Perkins , Joseph Schildkraut , Gusti Huber    Universal, suitable for all   DVD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Millie Perkins, Joseph Schildkraut, Shelley Winters, Richard Beymer, Lou Jacobi
  • Directors: Gusti Huber
  • Producers: William C. Mellor
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: 4 July 2005
  • Run Time: 172 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0009I9XMO
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 46,558 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

The poignant true story of a Jewish family who hid in an attic for two years before they were captured by the Nazis. The film follows the life of celebrated diarist Anne Frank (Millie Perkins), as remembered in hindsight by her father Otto (Joseph Schildkraut). Shelley Winters won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, and the film also garnered Oscars for Best Black and White Cinematography and Best Art Direction, in addition to receiving a further five nominations.


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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
I can imagine that for many people this is the one film they have watched about Anne Frank and her diary, but although this film is very popular there are many flaws with it and it is not that faithful to Anne's life.
For me Millie Perkins is almost nothing like Anne. Fair enough she does capture Anne's sillyness and sense of fun in parts of the film but for the rest she just appears to act like a 1950s American teenager rather than the German/Dutch girl brought up in the 30s and 40s which Anne Frank was. Anne's relationship with Peter I think was over exaggerated. In the film it shows them together to the end, Anne and Peter kissing in the annex attic waiting for the Gestapo to take them away. However, in reality this romantic relationship had broken down a few months before and although they still liked each other, Anne didn't have those feelings for Peter anymore.
As this film was based on the play (which was based on the diary) it gives a very unflattering portrayal of Fritz Pfeffer (called Albert Dussel in the film and play). In the film Dussel comes across as a comic interlude, a character with no real backbone (possibly with the exception of when he is telling those in hiding about the deportations). I can imagine that he was much more dignified and intellegent in real life.
The way this film portrays the arrest of those in hiding also deviates greatly from what actually happened. However, I can imagine these changes were brought in for dramatic affect (The Frank family never knew they were going to be arrested on 4th August 1944, nor did they hear a telephone ring!).
Despite all its flaws, "The Diary of Anne Frank" is good in the way it uses location shooting.
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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful true-life story 21 Jan 2002
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Format:VHS Tape
Film tells the story of a jewish family hiding away from the Nazi's in wartime Amsterdam. A truly wonderful Academy Award winning performance from Shelley Winters.
A film that can be seen over and over, its message still as valid today as when it was made in 1959.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars purchased for a nieghbour 15 Oct 2013
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have not watched it personally so hard to say but i think the nieghbour enjoyed it hes not said anything about it but i have head others speak about it
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must to watch 23 Sep 2013
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If you have read the book, you have to see the film, then go and visit the museum in Amsterdam like I did, truly emotional.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie 14 Aug 2013
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That is a great movie, great performance, and I have recommencement to a friend and he accepted the product from me.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great 22 July 2013
By laura
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
really enjoy watching this again as i watched it when i done anne frank at school great dvd to have and recieved it very very fast
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting part of history 3 July 2013
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Moving story of Frank family in hiding. Millie Perkins played Anne, I think, true to her character. A great film.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Anne Frank 2 May 2008
Format:DVD
I just got the dvd today and i watched it. what a very sad story. I wish Anne Frank had lived poor girl and the people she was sharing in the attic with. A very brave girl and the film had very good acting in it and i really enjoyed it would recommend it to any one who does not know the whole story which i did not before but do now.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars dvd anne frank
I bought this dvd as I had a trip to Amsterdam planned. I had seen the later one, and have to say this one is much
much better. Read more
Published 11 days ago by Mrs Bernie Campbell
1.0 out of 5 stars disc faulty
I couldent watch this dvd as ten minutes in to it the disc stopped mid scene and wont go any further no matter how many times I try
Published 2 months ago by anne elliott
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must See
I purchased the Diary of Anne Frank (DVD) for my Godchild, her class are learning about Anne Frank at the moment. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Kerrygirl
3.0 out of 5 stars Diary of Anne Frank DVD review
This is a great film.
But I am not too happy with the DVD.
The film on the DVD was fine but at the beginning there was just music (screen black no pictures at all)... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Christina Leslie
3.0 out of 5 stars Good version of the Anne Frank story
It is a long film but kept me interested all the way through. Black and white but that didnt stop me enjoying it.
Published 10 months ago by Mrs Margaret Kurek
5.0 out of 5 stars The Diary of Anne Frank
Bought because of visit to Amsterdam. I was keen to watch the story again and remind myself of what went on.
Published 15 months ago by Moragh
5.0 out of 5 stars "Hobson's choice" what a corker!
More than fifty-five years ago I saw this movie soon after its release, but wasn't really old enough to appreciate its innermost workings. Read more
Published 20 months ago by YoungRuss
1.0 out of 5 stars Damaged
Came with a crack on disc. When put into DVD pLAYER IT SNAPPED.My MAM THREW IT OUT BECAUSE NO SENDERS ADDRESS WAS IONCLUDED IN PARCEL.E-MAILED SENDER AND GOT NO REPLY!!!
Published on 26 Oct 2011 by janice
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