Month O' Musicals: The King and I

Vital Stats:
Year: 1956
Director: Walter Lang
Stars: Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Rita Moreno
Choreographer: Jerome Robbins
Songwriting: Rodgers & Hammerstein

Widow Anna Leonowens travels to Siam, becomes the schoolteacher for the royal children, and develops a complicated relationship with the king.

Memorable Moments:
The movie includes a number of beautiful songs ("Hello, Young Lovers", "We Kiss in a Shadow", "Getting to Know You", "Something Wonderful") but "Shall We Dance?" is the big number.

What I love about it:
Yul Brynner. Being the king in this movie may have gone to his (bald) head. But still.


Cesia said...

Another classic! One of the best! Yul was totally awesome as the king. "Etcetera, etcetera, etcetera!!!"

Shannon the Movie Moxie said...

I love this film! Yul is awesome in it.

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