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Anna and the King of Siam Details

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More serious and less colorful than The King And I, Anna And The King Of Siam is still a well-crafted and elaborate spectacle. Leonowens (Irene Dunne) and her son travel to the tiny kingdom of Siam, where she has been hired to teach Western ways and culture to the multitudes of children sired by the King (Rex Harrison). All too soon, however, the King and Anna clash over the differences in their ways and cultures; Anna is also drawn into a palace romance between the concubine, Tuptim (Linda Darnell), and another man, which ends in tragedy. Whereas The King And I focused on the budding relationship between Anna and the King, the non-musical version is a more straightforward reading of Margaret Landon's book about the real Anna Leonowens. Harrison made his screen debut in the role, which became synonymous with Yul Brynner in the 1956 musical version. ~ Don Kaye, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Sally Benson Best Screenplay 1946 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Talbot Jennings Best Screenplay 1946 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Gale Sondergaard Best Supporting Actress 1946 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Lyle Wheeler Best Black and White Art Direction 1946 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Bernard Herrmann Best Score - Drama or Comedy 1946 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Arthur C. Miller Best Black and White Cinematography 1946 Winner

Cast

Irene Dunne
as Anna Leonowens
Rex Harrison
as The King of Siam
Linda Darnell
as Tuptim
Lee J. Cobb
as Kralahome
Gale Sondergaard
as Lady Thiang
Marjorie Eaton
as Miss MacFarlane
William Edmunds
as Moonshee
Helena Grant
as Mrs. Cartwright
John Abbott
as Phya Phrom
Dennis Hoey
as Sir Edward
Connie Leon
as Beebe
Richard Lyon
as Louis Owens
Neyle Morrow
as Phra Palat
Mikhail Rasumny
as Alak
Tito Renaldo
as Prince (older)
Addison Richards
as Capt. Orton
Julian Rivero
as Government Clerk
Mickey Roth
as Prince (younger)
Leonard Strong
as Interpreter
Jean Wong
as Amazon Guard
Lillian Molieri
as Wife of King
Marianne Quon
as Wife of King

Crew

John Cromwell
Director
Margaret Landon
Book Author
Sally Benson
Screenwriter
Talbot Jennings
Screenwriter
Arthur C. Miller
Cinematographer
Bernard Herrmann
Composer (Music Score)
Harmon Jones
Editor
Lyle Wheeler
Production Designer
Bonnie Cashin
Costume Designer
Fred Sersen
Special Effects
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