A stern schoolteacher clashes with an aristocratic 19th-century king.
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Series cast summary:
...  King Mongkut / ... 13 episodes, 1972
...  Anna Leonowens / ... 13 episodes, 1972
...  Kralahome 13 episodes, 1972
...  Louis Leonowens / ... 13 episodes, 1972
...  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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Anna en de koning van Siam  »

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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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Follows The King and I (1956) See more »

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Saw the Broadway version....Great show for children
7 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

while a bit dated, this film is more watchable than the extravagant musical with Deborah Kerr. This film is a pleasant history lesson for children who need to learn and respect other cultures.

If you saw the Broadway show, the elaborate costumes and customs of the culture at the time were unique and intriguing.

This film was made into a TV series for younger audiences in the mid 1970's. It was thought-provoking and different, and would be worth finding, if there are any tapes available.

Perhaps someone has recorded this, if they have, please post where a copy could be obtained.


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