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The King and I (1956) is a UK VHS release by CBS/Fox Video on 1st October 1990 and it got re-released by CBS/Fox Video and Fox Video on 31st October 1994 and by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment on 17th May 1999 and by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment on 8th March 2004. It got released on Blu Ray by Fox on 7 October 2014.

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Description[]

Deborah Kerr and Yul Brynner star in this classic musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein. When nineteenth century English schoolteacher Anna Leonowens (Kerr) is employed by the King of Siam (Brynner) to educate his many children, she takes her son, Louis (Rex Thompson), along to live with her in the royal palace. Anna, a strong-willed woman, soon clashes with the king, who is used to having his every wish adhered to without question. However, Anna's refusal to bow to his will wins his respect and, eventually, his love.

Songs[]

  • I Whistle a Happy Tune
  • My Lord and Master
  • The March of the Siamese Children
  • Hello, Young Lovers
  • A Puzzlement
  • Getting to Know You
  • We Kiss in a Shadow
  • I Have Dreamed
  • Shall I Tell You What I Think of You?
  • Something Wonderful
  • Prayer to Buddah
  • The Small House of Uncle Thomas
  • Song of the King
  • Shall We Dance?
  • Something Wonderful (Reprise, Finale)

Cast[]

  • Deborah Kerr as Anna Leonowens
  • Yul Brynner as King Mongkut of Siam
  • Rita Moreno as Tuptim
  • Terry Saunders as Lady Thiang
  • Martin Benson as Kralahome
  • Rex Thompson as Louis Leonowens
  • Patrick Adiarte as Prince Chulalongkorn
  • Alan Mowbray as Sir John Hay
  • Geoffrey Toone as Sir Edward Ramsay
  • Carlos Rivas as Lun Tha
  • Judy Dan as Royal Wife (uncredited)
  • Royal Children (ensemble)

Voice only[]

Three actors in the film had their singing voices dubbed by other people. The dubbed voices belonged to:

  • Marni Nixon as Anna (for which she was paid $10,000[5])
  • Leona Gordon as Tuptim
  • Reuben Fuentes as Lun Tha

Credits[]

  • Directed by: Walter Lang
  • Produced by: Charles Brackett
  • Screenplay by: Ernest Lehman
  • Art Direction: Lyle R. Wheeler, John De Cuir
  • Set Decorations: Walter M. Scott, Paul S. Fox
  • Film Editor: Robert Simpson, A.C.E.
  • Special Photographic Effects by: Ray Kellogg
  • Costumes Designed by: Irene Sharaff
  • Ballet Arrangements by: Trude Rittman
  • Consultant in Oriental Dancing: Michiko
  • Assistant Director: Eli Dunn
  • Make-up by: Ben Nye
  • Hair Styling by: Helen Turpin
  • Sound by: E. Clayton Ward, Warren Delaplain
  • Director of Photography: Leon Shamroy, A.S.C.
  • Colour Consultant: Leonard Doss
  • CinemaScope Lenses by: Bausch & Lomb
  • Music by: Richard Rodgers
  • And Book and Lyrics by: Oscar Hammerstein II
  • From their musical play based on Anna and the King of Siam by: Margaret Landon
  • Dances and Musical Numbers Staged by: Jerome Robbins
  • Music Supervised and Conducted by: Alfred Newman
  • Associate: Ken Darby
  • Orchestration: Gus Levene, Edward B. Powell, Robert Russell Bennett, Bernard Mayers
  • Colour by: DeLuxe
  • A CinemaScope Picture in Cinemascope 55
  • Produced and Released by Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
  • CinemaScope is the registered trademark of Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
  • Sound by: Westrex Recording System
  • MPDDA/MPAA Number: 17864
  • Copyright (c) MCMLVI by Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

Trailers and info[]

  • Copyright Warning
  • Fox Video Logo
  • Musical VHS Releases Trailer
  • The Rodgers and Hammerstein VHS Releases Trailer
  • First Few Seconds of the Original Movietone Footage
  • Last Few Seconds of the Original Footage
  • The King and I Original Trailer
  • A Reminder about Trailers
  • First Few Seconds of the Film
  • Last Few Seconds of the the End of the Film
  • Copyright Warning Again

Gallery[]

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