The King and I

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Twentieth Century Fox Released 1956

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Director:
Walter Lang
Released:
1956
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This visual and musical masterpiece features Yul Brynner's Academy Award-winning performance, an unforgettable Rodgers and Hammerstein score, and brilliant choreography by Jerome Robbins. It tells the true story of an Englishwoman, Anna Leonowens, who comes to Siam as schoolteacher to the royal court in the 1860's. Though she soon finds herself at odds with the stubborn monarch, over time, Anna and the King stop trying to change each other and begin to understand one another.

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  • 100

    The New York Times Bosley Crowther

    Every bit of the humor and vibrant humanity that flowed through the tender story of the English school-teacher and the quizzical king is richly preserved in the screen play that Er...

  • 100

    Variety

    All the ingredients that made Rodgers & Hammerstein's [1951] The King and I a memorable stage experience have been faithfully transferred to the screen. The result is a pictorially...

  • 50

    Time Out Geoff Andrew

    Poor songs (Hello Young Lovers, Getting to Know You), fair choreography, poor script, nice photography.

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Arts, Drama, Music

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Musicals, Love & Romance