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 during the Nazi occupation.
George Stevens (Giant) directed this 1959 film adaptation of the hit play based on the writings of Anne Frank, the Jewish girl from Amsterdam who hid in an attic with her family and others during the Nazi occupation. As Anne, Millie Perkins is something of a milky eyed enigma and--in retrospect--too old for the part; but she is surrounded by an outstanding cast, including Joseph Schildkraut as Anne's patient father, Ed Wynn as a cranky dentist who moves into Anne's "room," and Shelley Winters as the loud Mrs. Van Daan. Stevens turns the many overlapping dramas of the caged characters into the foundation of Anne's growth as a young woman, ready for life and love just at the moment the dream comes to an end. Beautifully shot by cinematographer William C. Mellor, and written by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett from their stage production. --Tom Keogh
This movie hits too close to home. My Dad flew over Holland during spring of 1944 assisting with the Canadian liberation of that country. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Fred Tatler
the dvd only played half of themovie, i could not play all of the movie, the rest of the dvd would not playPublished 1 month ago by margaret mcmurray
W.as hoping too see a more modern version of the movie and would have liked to see it in colorPublished 9 months ago by Judith A Taylor
I remember watching this as a young girl. It's still a good history lesson.The quality and sound is good,the delivery was fast.Published on July 14 2013 by K Down
I found that Millie perkins really did an excellent job being Anne Frank. she was really sweet and very believable. As sad as this story is it is well worth watching. Read morePublished on April 22 2013 by Muffin