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Wonderful adaptation of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway play based on the novel "Anna and the King of Siam" by Margaret Landon. English governess Kerr is hired to teach the King of Siam's many children and bring them into the 20th century. She has more of a job than she realizes, for this is a king, a country, and a people who value tradition above all else. Features one of Rodgers and Hammerstein's best-loved scores. Brynner made this role his, playing it over 4,000 times on stage and screen before his death. Kerr's voice was dubbed when she sang; the voice you hear is Marni Nixon, who also dubbed the star's singing voices in "West Side Story" and "My Fair Lady."

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Available on Running time 133 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Musical Drama, Plays to Film: Rodgers & Hammerstein, Adapted from a Musical, Royalty, War Between the Sexes, Top Grossing Films of 1956, Nannies & Governesses, Period Piece: 19th Century, Slavery, 4 Bones
Screenplay
Ernest Lehman
Cast
Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Rita Moreno, Martin Benson, Terry Saunders, Rex Thompson, Alan Mowbray, Carlos Rivas, Patrick Adiate
Cinematography
Leon Shamroy
Director
Walter Lang
Music
Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein
Producer
Fox, Charles Brackett

Awards

Oscars 1956: Actor (Brynner), Art Dir./Set Dec., Color, Costume Des. (C), Sound, Scoring/Musical; Golden Globes 1957: Actress--Mus./Comedy (Kerr), Film--Mus./Comedy.

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The King and I
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Stacey

The King and I came out in 1956 and has a total running time of 133 minutes. Deborah Kerr (as Anna Leonowens) and Yul Brynner (s King Mongkut of Siam) star in this award winning film. Anna Owens and her son Louis move from England to Siam after her husband’s death. Anna moved to Siam to be an English teacher for the children of the King’s royal household. At first, she doesn’t get along at all with the King but the more they talk and spend time together, the more they begin to get along and soon, fall in love.