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Sign Up. Email Address. Real Quick. We want to hear what you have to say but need to verify your email. Please click the link below to receive your verification email. Cancel Resend Email. The King and I Add Article. Want to see. Super Reviewer. View All Photos 4. Movie Info. Since 20th-Century-Fox had made a film version of the Landon book in , that studio had first dibs on the movie adaptation of The King and I. Deborah Kerr plays English widow Anna Leonowens, who comes to Siam in the s to tutor the many wives and children of the country's progressive King Yul Brynner, recreating his Broadway role-and winning an Oscar in the process.
The culture clash between Anna and the King is but one aspect of their multilayered relationship. Through Anna, the King learns the refineries and responsibilities of "modern" western civilization; Anna meanwhile comes to realize how important it is for an Oriental ruler to maintain his pride and to uphold the customs of his people.
After a successful evening entertaining foreign dignitaries, Anna and the King celebrate with an energetic dance, but this is cut short by a bitter quarrel over the cruel punishment of the King's new Burmese wife Tuptim Rita Moreno , who has dared to fall in love with someone else. Despite the many rifts between them, Anna and the monarch come to respect and to a degree love one another.
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When the King dies, Anna agrees to stay on to offer help and advice to the new ruler of Siam, young Prince Chulalongkhorn Patrick Adiarte. In general, The King and I tends to be somewhat stagey, with the notable exception of the matchless "Small House of Uncle Thomas" ballet, which utilizes the Cinemascope 55 format to best advantage the process also does a nice job of "handling" Deborah Kerr's voluminous hoopskirts.
When all is said and done, the principal attraction of The King and I is Yul Brynner, in the role that made him a star and with which he will forever be identified. Walter Lang. Ernest Lehman. Apr 27, Yul Brynner as King Mongkut of Siam. Deborah Kerr as Anna Leonowens.
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Rita Moreno as Tuptim. Terry Saunders as Lady Thiang. Martin Benson as Kralahome. Rex Thompson as Louis Leonowens. Carlos Rivas as Lun Tha. Patrick Adiarte as Prince Chulalongkorn. Alan Mowbray as Sir John Hay. Geoffrey Toone as Sir Edward Ramsay. Yuriko as Eliza. Marion Jim as Simon Legree. Robert Banas as Keeper of the Dogs. Dusty Worrall as Uncle Thomas. Gemze de Lappe as Specialty Dancer.
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Dennis Bonilla as Twin. Michiko Iseri as Angel in Ballet. Charles Irwin as Ship's Captain. Leonard Strong as Interpreter. Irene James as Siamese Girl. Fuji as Whipping Guard. Jadin Wong as Amazon. Weaver Levy as Whipping Guard. Jean Wong as Amazon. William Yip as High Priest. Eddie Luke as Messenger. Josephine Smith as Guest at Palace. Jocelyn New as Princess Ying Yoowalak.
Thomas Bonilla as Twins. Marni Nixon as Anna singing. Feb 10, Full Review…. Mar 26, Full Review…. Feb 9, Full Review…. Aug 26, Full Review…. View All Critic Reviews Nov 15, Is it stereotypical and a bit overwrought? Of course. Did Yul Brynner wish that he didn't have to reprise this role on stage umpteen times?
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I'm sure he would have Brynner is wonderful at projecting both the strengths and limitations of the King. John B Super Reviewer. Oct 11, An English teacher takes up residence in the King of Siam's palace. There are some films that succumb to what I call the "D.