Cinema: New Picture, Mar. 30, 1959

Diary of Anne Frank (20th Century-Fox), first as a book published in 1952, then as a play produced on Broadway in 1955 (and subsequently in 30 other countries throughout the world), has established itself as the single most heart-stirring document to come out of World War II. Now converted into a movie of epic length (two hours and 50 minutes —39 minutes longer than the play) by Producer-Director George Stevens, Diary takes on new and subtly expanded dimensions. Tighter than the book, more fluid than the play, the film is a masterpiece.

Director Stevens' triumph is all the more stunning in view...

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