The King and I Poster

Release Date: October 10th, 1956

DVD Release Date: April 27th, 1999

G|2 hr 13 min

Plot Summary
In this film adaptation of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, widowed Welsh mother Anna Loenowens (Deborah Kerr) becomes a governess and English tutor to the wives and many children of the stubborn King Mongkut of Siam (Yul Brynner). Anna and the king have a clash of personalities as she works to teach the royal family about the English language, customs and etiquette, and rushes to prepare a party for a group of European diplomats who must change their opinions about the king.

Cast: Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Rita Moreno, Martin Benson, Terry Saunders, Rex Thompson, Carlos Rivas, Patrick Adiarte

Director: Walter Lang

Genres: Musical

Production Co: 20th Century Fox

Distributors: Fox, 20th Century Fox, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Keywords: Sacrifice, Charming, Moving, Escape, Wife, Son


Winner Art Direction (Color)
Nominated Cinematography (Color)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Directing
Winner Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy
Winner Sound Recording
Nominated Promoting International Understanding
Winner Music (Scoring of a Musical Picture)
Nominated Actress
Winner Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Winner Costume Design (Color)
Nominated Best Motion Picture
Winner Actor