The King and I (1956)
King Mongkut of Siam
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the king and i
The King and I
"Saturday, January 4th"
" Yul Brynner"
" Deborah Kerr as Anna Leonowens"
"Deborah Kerr as Anna Leonowens "
" Anna Leonowens (Deborah Kerr)"
" Deborah Kerr and Rex Thompson"
“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
"Best Musical Score! Winner: The King and I! Nominees: The Best Things in Life Are Free The Eddy Duchin Story High Society Meet Me in Las Vegas"