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The Diary of Anne Frank [DVD] [1959]


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  • Actors: Millie Perkins, Joseph Schildkraut, Shelley Winters, Gusti Huber, Diane Baker
  • Directors: George Stevens
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Swedish
  • Dubbed: German, Italian, Polish
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 12 Mar 2012
  • Run Time: 170 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B007BZT3EG
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,181 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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A diary discovered in the attic of an Amsterdam factory, reveals the plight of a Jewish refugee family that lived there in hiding for two years.

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By C. Claydon on 10 July 2008
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 32 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 21 Jan 2002
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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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Lynne Cameron on 2 May 2008
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mrs Margaret Kurek on 17 Jun 2013
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It is a long film but kept me interested all the way through. Black and white but that didnt stop me enjoying it.
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By TC27 on 12 July 2014
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If you know the story of Anne Frank then you will like this film it's a must see and I also recommended you go to Amsterdam to go and see Anne franks house it's self which is amazing
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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. In fact this particular dvd is the one advertised at the museum in Amsterdam. I am delighted with this
dvd and would recommend it. The packaging, delivery and service excellent.
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By Kerrygirl on 10 Feb 2014
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I purchased the Diary of Anne Frank (DVD) for my Godchild, her class are learning about Anne Frank at the moment.
The Teacher was so delighted when my Godchild brought the DVD into class, so delighted was she that she took it home to watch it herself for the weekend.
I cannot wait to have a look at it now.
Amazon is an amazing company.
Regards
Marian
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Bought because of visit to Amsterdam. I was keen to watch the story again and remind myself of what went on.
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