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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(13 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In an interview given at the time of the series' short run, Yul Brynner claimed that some of the props used were actually from the the 1946 film "Anna and the King of Siam." (Special mention was made the the King's throne; according the Brynner, the throne he had used in the 1956 film "The King and I" had been sold off at studio-sanctioned auction.) See more »

Quotes

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

Referenced in Yul Brynner: The Man Who Was King (1995) See more »

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Very sweet little show :)
22 October 2007 | by jppuSee 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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