Anna and the King of Siam (1946) - Rotten Tomatoes

Anna and the King of Siam (1946)

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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.

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Cast

Irene Dunne
as Anna Owens
Rex Harrison
as King Mongkut
Lee J. Cobb
as Kralahome
Gale Sondergaard
as Lady Thiang
Dennis Hoey
as Sir Edward
Tito Renaldo
as Prince as a Man
Richard Lyon
as Louis Owens
John Abbott
as Phya Phrom
Leonard Strong
as Interpreter
Mickey Roth
as Prince as a Boy
Diane von den Ecker
as Princess Fa Ying
Si-Lan Chen
as Dance Director
Marjorie Eaton
as Miss MacFarlane
Helena Grant
as Mrs. Cartwright
Stanley Mann
as Mr. Cartwright
Addison Richards
as Capt. Orton
Neyle Morrow
as Phra Palat
Julian Rivero
as Government Clerk
Chet Voravan
as Siamese Guard
Dorothy Chung
as Amazon Guard
Jean Wong
as Amazon Guard
Dian van den Ecker
as Princess Fa-Ying
Buff Cobb
as Wife of King
Lillian Molieri
as Wife of King
Marianne Quon
as Wife of King
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Critic Reviews for Anna and the King of Siam

All Critics (8)

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.

July 3, 2005 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
EmanuelLevy.Com

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

October 15, 2004 | Rating: 4/5
Kansas City Kansan

Rex Harrison is sexy, Irene Dunne is prim, but the racism is evident.

August 13, 2002 | Rating: 3/5
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

Audience Reviews for Anna and the King of Siam

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

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