|The Diary of Anne Frank|
|Based on||The Diary of Anne Frank by Frances Goodrich|
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
|Written by||Frances Goodrich|
|Directed by||Boris Sagal|
|Music by||Billy Goldenberg|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Executive producer||Raymond Katz|
|Running time||109 minutes|
|Production company||20th Century Fox Television|
|Original release||November 17, 1980|
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, it 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.
Melissa Gilbert plays Anne Frank. Scott Jacoby, the actor portraying Peter Van Daan in the film, is the real-life grandson of Lou Jacobi, who portrayed Peter's father, Hans Van Dann, in the 1959 film.
The film received mixed reviews.
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).