Anna and the King of Siam

Anna and the King of Siam

Director: John Cromwell Cast: Irene Dunne, Rex Harrison, Linda Darnell
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Anna and the King of Siam

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/24/2005
UPC: 0024543172307
Original Release: 1946
Rating: NR
Source: 20th Century Fox
Region Code: 1
Time: 2:08:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; "Anna and the King: The real story of Anna Leonowens" as seen on biography® on the A&E network; Movietone news footage (Gala Hollywood premiere); Theatrical trailer; Full frame format (Aspect ratio: 1.33:1); Audio: English stereo, English mono, Spanish mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish

Cast & Crew

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

Technical Credits
John Cromwell Director
Sally Benson Screenwriter
Bonnie Cashin Costumes/Costume Designer
William S. Darling Score Composer,Production Designer
Bernard Herrmann Score Composer
Frank E. Hughes Production Designer,Set Decoration/Design
Talbot Jennings Screenwriter
Harmon Jones Editor
Louis D. Lighton Producer
Thomas K. Little Production Designer,Set Decoration/Design
Arthur C. Miller Cinematographer
Fred Sersen Special Effects
Bernard Wheeler Score Composer
Lyle Wheeler Production Designer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Titles/Culture Gap [7:48]
2. A Strange Country [6:55]
3. First Meeting [:31]
4. Happy Birthday [8:47]
5. Breaking Faith [4:12]
6. No Place Like Home [2:13]
7. Partition [3:00]
8. Two Men [4:41]
9. Back and Forth [4:36]
10. The Middle of the Night [3:17]
11. Slave Girl [2:02]
12. Dear Mr. Lincoln [8:20]
13. Going European [:50]
14. Not a Barbarian [2:02]
15. The Grand Dinner [7:53]
16. Success! [4:55]
17. Tuptim's Trial [5:19]
18. Only Pretending [3:25]
19. Failure [1:53]
20. A Great Tragedy [3:38]
21. Of Much Importance [2:04]
22. Staying On [4:50]
23. Dying Words [3:00]
24. Long Live the King [1:24]

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