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The King and I (28-Jun-1956)

Director: Walter Lang

Writer: Ernest Lehman

From a play by: Oscar Hammerstein II

Based on a book: Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon

Keywords: Musical, Action/Adventure

An English widow becomes governess to the King of Siam's children; King Mongkut wants them to receive a modern education without the implications that would bring to 1862 Siam. She finds it may be more necessary to educate the King himself. Deborah Kerr takes the part played by Gertrude Lawrence (who was in declining health) from the stage version. Won Oscars for Best Actor, Best Score, Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design and Best Sound Recording; received nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress and Best Cinematography.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Patrick Adiarte
2-Aug-1943   Prince Chulalongkorn in The King and I
Yul Brynner
11-Jul-1920 10-Oct-1985 The King and I
Deborah Kerr
30-Sep-1921 16-Oct-2007 From Here to Eternity
Rita Moreno
11-Dec-1931   West Side Story, Electric Company
Alan Mowbray
18-Aug-1896 25-Mar-1969 Founding member, Screen Actors Guild


Deborah Kerr   ...   Anna Leonowens
Yul Brynner   ...   King Mongkut
Rita Moreno   ...   Tuptim
Martin Benson   ...   Kralahome
Terry Saunders   ...   Lady Thiang
Rex Thompson   ...   Louis Leonowens
Carlos Rivas   ...   Lun Tha
Patrick Adiarte   ...   Prince Chulalongkorn
Alan Mowbray   ...   Sir John Hay (British Ambassador)
Geoffrey Toone   ...   Sir Edward Ramsay


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