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The King and I (1956)

The King and I
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(174 ratings)
7.5 IMDB rating

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Deborah Kerr

Deborah Kerr

Anna Leonowens
Yul Brynner

Yul Brynner

King Mongkut of Siam
Rita Moreno

Rita Moreno

Tuptim
Martin Benson

Martin Benson

Kralahome
Terry Saunders

Terry Saunders

Lady Thiang
Rex Thompson

Rex Thompson

Louis Leonowens
Carlos Rivas

Carlos Rivas

Lun Tha
Patrick Adiarte

Patrick Adiarte

Prince Chulalongkorn


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Ernest Lehman

Ernest Lehman

(screenplay)


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Great classic musical!

4 years, 6 months ago at Feb 18 7:54
To be honest, I had absolutely no idea of what to expect with this one because I had not seen the animated version as a child and I had not seen the play or read the book. The film is based on the book version called "Anna and the King of Siam" by Margaret Langdon. This musical is a beautiful film that I would call a family film more than 50s musicals like Singin' In The Rain and Seven Brides For ... read more

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2 years, 9 months ago at Nov 30 5:59
Mrs. Anna Leonowens (Deborah Kerr), a widow from Wales, arrives in Bangkok with her young son, Louis, to teach English to the children of the royal household of King Mongkut (Yul Brynner). She is escorted to the palace by the King's sinister right-hand man, the Kralahome, of whom she is very apprehensive - she and her son must disguise their fear ("Whistle A Happy Tune"). She is greeted, but told ... read more
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Description: The third Rodgers & Hammerstein Broadway hit to go before the cameras, The King and I boasts a career-making performance from Yul Brynner, repeating his stage triumph as the titular monarch and proving to moviegoers that bald can be beautiful. It's Brynner's proud king that provides the fulcrum to the plot, and it's Brynner himsel ... (more)
Release date: 29 June 1956
UPC: 086162000997
Musical (18), Drama (10), Romance (9), 1956 (7), Family (7), 1950s (6), Thailand (6), Siam (5), Remake (5), Broadway (4), Dance (4), Based On A Play (4), Forbidden Love (4), American (4), Classic (4), Epic (3), Period Piece (3), Dancing (3), Color (2), Lifting Someone Into The Air (2)
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