The Diary of Anne Frank

Synopsis: In Nazi-occupied Holland in World War II, shopkeeper Kraler hides two Jewish families in his attic. Young Anne Frank 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 returns to the attic many years after the eventual capture of both families and finds his late daughter's diary.
Director(s): George Stevens
Production: Fox
  Won 3 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 14 nominations.
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180 min

you, Mr. Kraler.



- It's all right, I have on three more.

Excuse me, Mr. Frank.

- What do they mean, "13 minutes"?

- Before workmen come.


...while the men are in the

building below, we must be quiet.

Every sound can be heard down there,

in the offices and in the workrooms too.

The men come at about 8:30.

They leave at about 5:30.

So to be perfectly safe,

from 8 a.m. Until 6 p. M...

...we must move about up here

only when absolutely necessary...

...and then in

stockinged feet.

We must not speak above a

whisper or run any water.

We cannot use the sink or

even, forgive me, the W.C.

The pipes go down through the

workrooms. No trash must ever be...

No trash, which might reveal someone's

living here. Not even a potato peeling.

We must burn everything

in the stove at night.

This is the way that we must live

until it is over, if we are to survive.

Until it is over.

After 6:
00, we can move

about. We can talk and laugh...

...have our supper, read, play

games, just as we would at home.

Now it would be wise if

we all went to our rooms...

...and were settled before 8:00. Mr.

And Mrs. Van Daan, you're upstairs.

I regret there's no place up there

for Peter. But he'll be here, near us.

- And where am I?

- You and Margot will be in there.

Excuse me, Mr. Frank. Yes?

Where do you sleep?

This room is our bedroom.

Oh, no, no. You take the

upstairs. We'll sleep down here.

I've thought this out.

It's the best arrangement.

The only arrangement.

Edith? You must

have some rest, dear.

You didn't close your eyes last

night. Now, go in the girls' room.

- Well, how about Anne?

- I feel fine.

I'm going to help Father.

This way, Mrs. Van Daan.

Excuse me.

Up here.

Mr. Frank?

Mr. Frank? Peter?

- I have time to get water

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Frances Goodrich

Frances Goodrich was born on December 21, 1890 in Belleville, New Jersey, USA. She was a writer, known for It's a Wonderful Life (1946), The Diary of Anne Frank (1959) and Easter Parade (1948). She was married to Albert Hackett, Henrik Van Loon and Robert Ames. She died on January 29, 1984 in New York City, New York, USA. more…

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