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The King and I (1956)

The King and I
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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
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Great classic musical!

7 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

the king and i

5 years, 8 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

The King and I

1 year, 5 months ago at Mar 15 2:17
Everyone’s quick to claim The Sound of Music as the best of the Rodgers and Hammerstein II film adaptations, but The King and I more than holds its own. Perhaps since this one ends more tragically than happily, it’s not quite afforded the same amount of respect. Shame then, as Deborah Kerr and Yul Brynner banter wonderfully in this story of culture clash and changing ideals.   Something of ... 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 himself, with his piercing gaze and graceful physicality, that demands our attention. The story line, adapted from an earlier, nonmusical stage hit, follows widowed English teacher Anna Leonowens (Deborah Kerr) to her new posting as tutor to the Siamese king's formidable mob of children. The collision of ... (more)
Release date: 29 June 1956
UPC: 086162000997
Tags: Musical (18), Drama (10), Romance (9), 1956 (7), Family (7), 1950s (6), Thailand (6), Remake (5), Siam (5), Forbidden Love (4), American (4), Classic (4), Broadway (4), Dance (4), Based On A Play (4), Epic (3), Period Piece (3), Dancing (3), Ship (2), Color (2)
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The King and I

“Everyone’s quick to claim The Sound of Music as the best of the Rodgers and Hammerstein II film adaptations, but The King and I more than holds its own. Perhaps since this one ends more tragically than happily, it’s not quite afforded the same amount of respect. Shame then, as Deborah Kerr and Yul Brynner banter wonderfully in this story of culture clash and changing ideals.   Something of a strange romantic musical-drama, The King and I tells the story of a widowed English schoolteacher taking a job tutoring the numerous children and wives of the King of Siam, a ruler interested in bringing his country into greater prominence on the political and international scene. Brynner makes the king extremely prideful, but still intellectually curious and open to changing customs and attitud” read more

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