• The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)

The Diary of Anne Frank

Release Date: 1959

Not Yet Rated |2 hr 50 min

Plot Summary

In Nazi-occupied Holland in World War II, shopkeeper Kraler hides two Jewish families in his attic. Young Anne Frank (Millie Perkins) keeps a diary of everyday life for the Franks and the Van Daans, chronicling the Nazi threat as well as family dynamics. A romance with Peter Van Daan causes jealousy between Anne and her sister, Margot. Otto Frank (Joseph Schildkraut) returns to the attic many years after the eventual capture of both families and finds his late daughter's diary.

Cast: Millie Perkins, Joseph Schildkraut, Shelley Winters, Richard Beymer, Gusti Huber, Lou Jacobi, Diane Baker, Douglas Spencer

Director: George Stevens

Genres: Historical drama

Production Co: Twentieth Century Fox

Keywords: Father, Sister, Endearing, Growing up, 1940s, Escape, Inspiring, Mother, Love

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Awards

Winner Cinematography (Black-and-White)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Art Direction (Black-and-White)
Nominated Music (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Best Motion Picture
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Costume Design (Black-and-White)
Winner Promoting International Understanding
Nominated Directing
Winner Actress in a Supporting Role