Picks and Pans Review: The Diary of Anne Frank

updated 11/17/1980 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 11/17/1980 AT 01:00 AM EST

NBC (9-11 p.m. ET)

Melissa Gilbert gives a remarkably moving performance as the Jewish girl who hid with her family in an Amsterdam attic for two years before being discovered by the Nazis. This new dramatization, which also features Maximilian Schell, Joan Plowright and James Coco, has a compelling ring of truth.

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