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The King and I

Lists: Musicals

Brief Synopsis: "Mrs. Anna Leonowens and her son Louis arrive in Bangkok, where she has contracted to teach English to the children of the royal household. She threatens to leave when the house she had been promised is not available, but falls in love with the children. A new slave, a gift of a vassal king, translates "Uncle Tom's Cabin" into a Siamese ballet, expressing her unhappiness at being with the King. She attempts to escape with her lover. Anna and the King fall in love, but her British upbringing inhibits her from joining his harem. She is just about to leave Siam when she hears of the King's imminent death, and returns to help his son, her favorite pupil, rule his people."

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People Involved

  • Deborah Kerr (Anna Leonowens)
  • Yul Brynner (King Mongkut of Siam)
  • 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)
  • Geoffrey Toone (Sir Edward Ramsay)
  • Charles Irwin (Capt. Orton (uncredited))
  • Walter Lang (Director)