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The King and I ()


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A widow accepts a job as a live-in governess to the King of Siam's children.

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  • Won 5 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 11 nominations.
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Anna Leonowens
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King Mongkut of Siam
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Tuptim
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Kralahome
Terry Saunders ...
Lady Thiang
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Louis Leonowens
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Lun Tha
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Prince Chulalongkorn
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Sir John Hay
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Sir Edward Ramsay
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Leo Abbey ...
Guard (uncredited)
Robert Banas ...
Keeper of the Dogs - in Play (uncredited)
Dennis Bonilla ...
Mongkut's Twin Son (uncredited)
Thomas Bonilla ...
Mongkut's Twin Son (uncredited)
Jerry Chien ...
Royal Child (uncredited)
Nancy Chien ...
Royal Child (uncredited)
Mary Lou Clifford ...
Royal Wife (uncredited)
Judy Dan ...
Royal Wife (uncredited)
Gemze De Lappe ...
Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Amir Farr ...
Sailor (uncredited)
Henry Fong ...
Guard (uncredited)
Margaret Fukuda ...
Royal Wife (uncredited)
Yvonne Garosin ...
Royal Child (uncredited)
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Royal Wife (uncredited)
Dick Kay Hong ...
Royal Child (uncredited)
Linda Hong ...
Royal Child (uncredited)
Warren Hsieh ...
Royal Child (uncredited)
Daro Induye ...
Royal Child (uncredited)
Charles Irwin ...
Capt. Orton (uncredited)
Michiko Iseri ...
Angel - in Play (uncredited)
Dale Ishimoto ...
Crewman (uncredited)
Kanna Ishu ...
Dancer (uncredited)
Irene James ...
Siamese Girl (uncredited)
Marion Jim ...
Simon Legree - in Play (uncredited)
Misaye Kawasumi ...
Dancer (uncredited)
Candace Lee ...
Royal Child (uncredited)
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Royal Child (uncredited)
Virginia Ann Lee ...
Royal Child (uncredited)
Warren Lee ...
Royal Child (uncredited)
Jeanette Leung ...
Royal Child (uncredited)
Fuji Levi ...
Whipping Guard (uncredited)
Weaver Levy ...
Whipping Guard (uncredited)
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Princess Ying Yaawolak (uncredited)
Marco Lopez ...
Extra (uncredited)
Edwin Luke ...
Messenger (uncredited)
Stella Lynn ...
Royal Wife (uncredited)
Nephru Malouf ...
Royal Wife (uncredited)
Grace Matthews ...
Royal Wife (uncredited)
Joanne Miya ...
Siamese Girl (uncredited)
Shirley Nishimura ...
Dancer (uncredited)
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Playback vocalist for Deborah Kerr (uncredited)
Valentina Oumanski ...
Dancer (uncredited)
Stephanie Pond-Smith ...
Youngest Princess (uncredited)
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Royal Child (uncredited)
Kathleen Shoon ...
Royal Wife (uncredited)
Josephine Smith ...
Guest at Palace (uncredited)
Alladin Soufi ...
Sailor (uncredited)
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Interpreter (uncredited)
Don Keigo Takeuchi ...
Young Salt Carrier (uncredited)
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Royal Wife (uncredited)
Alice Uchida ...
Dancer (uncredited)
Russell Ung ...
Royal Child (uncredited)
Lydia Wolf ...
Royal Wife (uncredited)
Jadin Wong ...
Amazon (uncredited)
Jean Wong ...
Amazon (uncredited)
Dusty Worrall ...
Uncle Thomas - in Play (uncredited)
Rodney Yee ...
Royal Child (uncredited)
William Yip ...
High Priest (uncredited)
Yuriko ...
Eliza - in Play (uncredited)

Directed by

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Walter Lang

Written by

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Ernest Lehman ... (screenplay)
 
Oscar Hammerstein II ... (book from their musical play)
 
Margaret Landon ... (from their musical play based on Anna and the King of Siam by)

Produced by

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Charles Brackett ... producer
Darryl F. Zanuck ... executive producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Alfred Newman ... (uncredited)

Cinematography by

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Leon Shamroy ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Robert L. Simpson ... (as Robert Simpson)

Editorial Department

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Leonard Doss ... color consultant
Brent Eldridge ... digital color correction (uncredited)
Lyman Hallowell ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Art Direction by

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John DeCuir ... (as John De Cuir)
Lyle R. Wheeler

Set Decoration by

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Paul S. Fox ... (set decorations)
Walter M. Scott ... (set decorations)

Costume Design by

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Irene Sharaff ... (costumes designed by)

Makeup Department

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Ben Nye ... makeup artist
Helen Turpin ... hair stylist
Eric Allwright ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Hal Lierley ... makeup: Deborah Kerr (uncredited)
Lynn F. Reynolds ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Eli Dunn ... assistant director

Art Department

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Wah Chang ... designer: Siamese masks (uncredited)
Larry Haddock ... props (uncredited)
George Westenhiser ... assistant props (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Warren B. Delaplain ... sound (as Warren Delaplain)
E. Clayton Ward ... sound
Carlton W. Faulkner ... sound editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Doug Hubbard ... special effects (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Ray Kellogg ... special photographic effects

Camera and Electrical Department

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Lee Crawford ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Bob Rose ... additional grip (uncredited)
Clyde Taylor ... gaffer (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Sam Benson ... wardrobe (uncredited)
Joan Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Charles Le Maire ... wardrobe director (uncredited)
Pasquale Giovanni Napolitano ... set costumer (uncredited)

Music Department

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Robert Russell Bennett ... orchestrator
Ken Darby ... associate music supervisor
Oscar Hammerstein II ... lyrics by
Gus Levene ... orchestrator
Bernard Mayers ... orchestrator
Alfred Newman ... conductor / music supervisor
Edward B. Powell ... orchestrator
Trude Rittman ... ballet arrangements
Richard Rodgers ... music by
Milt Holland ... musician: percussionist (uncredited)
Robert Mayer ... music editor (uncredited)

Other crew

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Michiko Iseri ... consultant: in oriental dancing (as Michiko)
Jerome Robbins ... dances and musical numbers staged by
Darryl F. Zanuck ... presenter
Mrs. Boonuam Boonsaith ... technical advisor (uncredited)
Gustave Lax ... stand-in: Yul Brynner (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

Mrs. Anna Leonowens and her son Louis arrive in Bangkok, where she has been 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. After expressing her unhappiness at being with the King, the slave decides to make an attempt to escape with her lover. Anna and the King start to fall in love, but her headstrong upbringing inhibits her from joining his harem. She is just about to leave Siam but something important she finds out makes her think about changing her mind. Written by Randy Goldberg

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Also Known As
  • Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I (United States)
  • Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I (United Kingdom)
  • Le roi et moi (France)
  • Der König von Siam (Germany)
  • El rey y yo (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 133 min
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Budget $4,550,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia In Thailand (previously called Siam) the royal family is held in very high esteem. This film is banned in Thailand due to its real historical inaccuracies and the perceived disrespect to the monarchy. The real Prince Chulalongkorn grew up to be an especially good King Chulalongkorn and led the way for modernization, improved relations with the West, and instituted many important cultural and social reforms in Thailand. A well-researched book that corrects the many myths of Anna's stated story is "Masked: The Life of Anna Leonowens, Schoolmistress at the Court of Siam," by Alfred Habegger. See more »
Goofs The map of the world prominently visible in the classroom shows parts of the Arctic and Antarctic regions that hadn't yet been explored or mapped in 1862. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Precious Images (1986). See more »
Soundtracks I Whistle A Happy Tune See more »
Crazy Credits The credits first say "Twentieth-Century Fox presents a CinemaScope Picture in CinemaScope 55", and then they go on to say "Darryl F. Zanuck presents Rodgers and Hammerstein's 'The King and I'". See more »
Quotes King Mongkut of Siam: Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera!
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