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The Diary of Anne Frank [50th Anniversary Edition] [Blu-ray] [1959]

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Release Date:06/16/2009
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This is the autobiographical drama of a young Dutch Jewish girl hiding from the invading Nazis during World War II. Anne and her family share a claustrophobic attic with another family. Tension is often unbearable, as the people hiding know that their discovery by the enemy could lead to almost certain death at the hands of their captors. They also must contend with the Dutch Gestapo or "Green Police," who will turn them over to the Nazis if discovered. Dutch nationals risk their lives by hiding the family for two years. The group, despite the horror and crowded conditions, still find time for celebrations of Hanukkah and rejoice quietly in the small attic that has become their world. The story is told from the narrative perspective of Anne, a young girl hoping to live to womanhood. The film was nominated for several academy awards and won two for best supporting actress (Shelley Winters) and for cinematography (William Mellor).~Dan Pavlides

Features

Audio commentary with George Stevens, Jr. and Millie Perkins

All new featurettes:

George Stevens in WWII

The making of The Diary of Anne Frank: a son's memories

The Diary of Anne Frank: memories from Millie Perkins and Diane Baker

Shelley Winters and The Diary of Anne Frank

The sound and music of The Diary of Anne Frank

The Diary of Anne Frank: correspondence

Fox movie channel presents fox legacy with Tom Rothman

The Diary of Anne Frank: echoes from the past

Diary of Anne Frank excerpt from George Stevens: a filmmaker's journey

George Stevens press conference

Millie Perkins screen test

Fox movietonews clips

Trailers, interactive pressbook & behind-the-scenes gallery

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