Anna and the King of Siam (1946)




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Movie Info

Based on author Margaret Landon's chronicle of the adventures of 19th-century British schoolteacher Anna Leonowens, this romantic drama tells the story of Anna's influence on the life of the majestic and arrogant King of Siam. The King tried to modernize his country, while simultaneously staying true to its cultural traditions.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Musical & Performing Arts, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Sally Benson, Talbot Jennings
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 24, 2005
20th Century Fox Film Corporation



as Anna Owens

as King Mongkut

as Tuptim

as Kralahome

as Lady Thiang

as Sir Edward

as Prince as a Man

as Louis Owens

as Phya Phrom

as Interpreter

as Prince as a Boy

as Beebe

as Princess Fa Ying

as Dance Director

as Miss MacFarlane

as Mrs. Cartwright

as Mr. Cartwright

as Capt. Orton

as Phra Palat

as Government Clerk

as Siamese Guard

as Amazon Guard

as Amazon Guard

as Princess Fa-Ying

as Wife of King

as Wife of King

as Wife of King
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Critic Reviews for Anna and the King of Siam

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | February 13, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Before it became a popular musical with Yul Brynner, Margaret Landon's book about the British Governess was a skillful, well acted melodrama by Rex Harrison (in his Hollywood debut) and Irene Dunne.

Full Review… | July 3, 2005

Predating "The King and I," and just as entertaining, minus the music.

October 15, 2004
Kansas City Kansan

Audience Reviews for Anna and the King of Siam

good non musical version of the King and I. Darker in tone

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

I saw this post war film on TV last year and it's still very watchable and the story doesn't appear very dated at all.

Thomas O'Brien

Great, I only enjoy it more than the more-famous 'The King and I' b/c the storyline is much more in-depth.

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