A stern schoolteacher clashes with an aristocratic 19th-century king.
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 King Mongkut (13 episodes, 1972)
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 Anna Leonowens (13 episodes, 1972)
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 Kralahome (13 episodes, 1972)
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 Louis Leonowens / ... (13 episodes, 1972)
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 Prince Chulalongkorn (13 episodes, 1972)
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In 1862, a strong American schoolteacher, with her young son, travels to Siam to serve as the personal educator to the King's many children. Though Anna and the King often clash due to their disparate personalities and cultures, a respect grows between them. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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17 September 1972 (USA)  »

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Anna en de koning van Siam  »

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(13 episodes)

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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The original Broadway production of "The King and I" opened at the St. James Theater on March 29, 1951, ran for 1246 performances and won the 1952 Tony Award (New York City) for the Best Musical. Yul Brynner won a Tony Award for Best Actor and an Academy Award for Best Actor portraying the King of Siam in the musical version of this story. See more »

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King Mongkut: Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.
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Very sweet little show :)
22 October 2007 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

Buried on Disc 2 on the King and I DVD is the pilot episode for Anna and the King.

The fact that it made me want to see all 13 episodes must be saying that the pilot did its job. Yul was of course, outstanding as a small screen king. Samantha Eggars was a great choice for Anna. The writing was very thoughtful and the sets were very pretty for a 30 minute sitcom.

Actually, I didn't think it was a sitcom per se until the laugh track jarred me out of the show. This was the quiet muffled version of the laugh track that we grew up hearing in shows like Andy Griffith, Green Acres, Doris Day and MASH. It was really out of place in Siam. Nothing would have been so much better. But really, this is a very minor point.

As family sitcoms go, this one is charming and delightful and actually has aged better than many shows from that same era.


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