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The Diary of Anne Frank (1980 film)

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Genre  Biography, Drama
Director  Boris Sagal
Music director  Billy Goldenberg
6.8/10 IMDb

Running time  1h 49m
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Writer  Anne Frank (diary), Frances Goodrich (play), Frances Goodrich (screenplay), Albert Hackett (play), Albert Hackett (screenplay)
Initial release  June 11, 1989 (East Germany)
Nominations  Golden Globe Award for Best Miniseries or Television Film
Cast  Maximilian Schell (Otto Frank), Melissa Gilbert (Anne Frank), Joan Plowright (Edith Frank-Holländer), Melora Marshall (Margot Frank), James Coco (Hermann van Daan), Scott Jacoby (Peter van Daan)
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The diary of anne frank

The Diary of Anne Frank is a 1980 American made-for-television biographical drama film which originally aired on NBC on November 17, 1980. Like the 1959 film of the same name, the screenplay was written by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett and directed by Boris Sagal. Unlike the 1959 film, the TV-film focuses more on character development than suspense, and is considerably shorter than the 1959 version.


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Scott Jacoby, the actor portraying Peter Van Daan in this film, is the real-life grandson of Lou Jacobi, who portrayed Hans Van Daan, Peter's father, in the 1959 film. The family is of Jewish descent.

Melissa Gilbert plays Anne but is best known for her portrayal of Laura Ingalls Wilder in the 1970s drama Little House on the Prairie.

The TV remake received mixed reviews leaving out the restriction of the Jewish faith, as well as the scene where Ann is told by her father to stay away from the windows in order to be avoided of being spotted by the green police.

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  • Maximilian Schell as Otto Frank
  • Joan Plowright as Mrs Frank
  • James Coco as Van Daan
  • Doris Roberts as Petronella Van Daan
  • Clive Revill as Dr Dussel
  • Scott Jacoby as Peter Van Daan
  • Melissa Gilbert as Anne Frank
  • Melora Marshall as Margot Frank
  • Erik Holland as Mr Kraler
  • Anne Wyndham as Miep
  • Awards

    The film was nominated for one Golden Globe award in 1981, for Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV. It was nominated for three Emmy awards, also in 1981, for Outstanding Achievement in Makeup (Scott H. Eddo and Stanley Smith), Outstanding Cinematography for a Limited Series or a Special (Ted Voigtlander) and Outstanding Individual Achievement - Special Class (Rita Bennett, women's costumer, and Bill Blackburn, men's costumer).


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