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Anna and the King 

A stern schoolteacher clashes with an aristocratic 19th-century king.
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1972  
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Yul Brynner ...  King Mongkut / ... 13 episodes, 1972
Samantha Eggar ...  Anna Leonowens / ... 13 episodes, 1972
Keye Luke ...  Kralahome 13 episodes, 1972
Eric Shea ...  Louis Leonowens / ... 13 episodes, 1972
Brian Tochi ...  Prince Chulalongkorn 13 episodes, 1972
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anna en de koning van Siam See more »

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Runtime:

(13 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

[repeated line]
King Mongkut: Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.
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Connections

Follows The King and I (1956) See more »

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"Family Affair" with foot binding.
28 May 1999 | by TomReedSee all my reviews

This TV series was theoretically based on "Anna and the King of Siam" rather than the musical "The King and I." Very little music, and the already-ill Yul Brynner trying to limit his screen time as much as possible. Actually, in the tone and attitude, it could have been a remake of "Family Affair," with its slowness, its deliberate moralizing, and Keye Luke playing a prime minister the way Sebastian Cabot played Mr. French. At a time when "M*A*S*H" was redefining TV comedy and drama, and showing Asians as fully-rounded individuals of all types, this show seemed to have fallen through a time warp from the late 50's.


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