Anna and the King of Siam Poster

Release Date: 1946

DVD Release Date: May 24th, 2005

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 8 min

Plot Summary
When young British teacher Anna Owens (Irene Dunne) arrives in Bangkok to tutor the family of King Mongkut (Rex Harrison), she finds that she is not well prepared for her exotic new surroundings. Anna begins to teach Mongkut's many wives and children and, by refusing to give up many of her own customs, wins the admiration of the ruler with her tenacity. Though Anna's presence is met with some resistance, she gradually becomes valued in the royal palace, particularly by the stubborn king.

Cast: Irene Dunne, Rex Harrison, Linda Darnell, Lee J. Cobb, Gale Sondergaard, Mikhail Rasumny, Dennis Hoey, Tito Renaldo

Director: John Cromwell

Genres: Drama

Production Co: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Spirited, Engaging, Friendship, School, Transformation, Wife, Daughter, Son


Winner Art Direction (Black-and-White)
Nominated Writing (Screenplay)
Nominated Music (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture)
Winner Cinematography (Black-and-White)