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The King and I (Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I)

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Original title
The King and I (Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I)
Year
Running time
133 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Ernest Lehman, Oscar Hammerstein II (Novel: Margaret Landon. Autobiography: Anna Leonowens)
Music
Richard Rodgers
Cinematography
Leon Shamroy
Cast
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Producer
20th Century Fox
Genre
Musical. Romance | 19th Century. Remake
Synopsis / Plot
Mrs. Anna Leonowens and her son Louis arrive in Bangkok, where she has contracted to teach English to the children of the royal household. She threatens to leave when the house she had been promised is not available, but falls in love with the children. A new slave, a gift of a vassal king, translates "Uncle Tom's Cabin" into a Siamese ballet, expressing her unhappiness at being with the King. She attempts to escape with her lover. Anna and the King fall in love, but her British upbringing inhibits her from joining his harem. She is just about to leave Siam when she hears of the King's imminent death, and returns to help his son, her favorite pupil, rule his people.
Awards
1956: 5 Academy Awards: Actor (Yul Brynner), OST Musical, Art Direction, Sound, Costume Design color
1956: Golden Globes: Best Movie and Actress (Kerr) - Comedy or Musical. 4 Nom.
1956: New York Film Critics Circle: 2 Nominations
1956: National Board of Review: Top 10 Best Films and Actor (Brynner)
1956: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Best Musical Screenplay
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