The King and I (1956)

The King and I (1956)

The King and I (1956)

Academy Award-winning adaptation of the classic novel and stage musical starring Deborah Kerr (nominated for Best Lead Actress) as widow Anna and Yul Brynner (winner for Best Lead Actor) as the King of Siam who hires her as a live-in governess for his children.

Best Actor (Yul Brynner), Art Direction, Costume Design, Sound Recording and Music at the Academy Awards 1957
1956Rating: G133 minsUSA
DramaTrue Story & BiographyRomanceHistoricalClassic
Director:
Walter Lang ('The Little Princess', 'Desk Set', 'State Fair')
Writer:
Ernest Lehman
Cast:
Deborah KerrYul BrynnerRita Moreno

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The King and I (1956) / Reviews

Variety

Variety

All the ingredients that made Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I a memorable stage experience have been faithfully transferred to the screen.

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Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

A gorgeous looking and bouncy crowd pleaser that appears impervious to the passage of time and cultural dissection.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Whatever pictorial magnificence "The King and I" may have had upon the stage, it has twice as much in the film version...

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