Anna and the King of Siam
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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… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Predating "The King and I," and just as entertaining, minus the music."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"Rex Harrison is sexy, Irene Dunne is prim, but the racism is evident."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
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