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The King and I

HD   NR Closed Captioning

Walter Lang

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About the Movie

This visual and musical masterpiece features Yul Brynner's Academy Award®-winning performance, an unforgettable Rodgers and Hammerstein® score, and brilliant choreography by Jerome Robbins. It tells the true story of an Englishwoman, Anna Leonowens (Deborah Kerr), who comes to Siam as schoolteacher to the royal court in the 1860's. Though she soon finds herself at odds with the stubborn monarch (Brynner), over time, Anna and the King stop trying to change each other and begin to understand one another.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 25
  • Fresh: 24
  • Rotten: 1
  • Average Rating: 8.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: If you don't...see [The King and I], believe us, you'll be missing a grand and moving thing. – Bosley Crowther, New York Times, Jul 16, 2008

Fresh: All the ingredients that made Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I a memorable stage experience have been faithfully transferred to the screen. – Variety Staff, Variety, Feb 10, 2012

Fresh: Over-long but visually spectacular. – Geoff Andrew, Time Out, Feb 10, 2012

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Customer Reviews

"Shall We Dance?"

I remember the first time I saw this movie. I could not stop singing the song "Shall We Dance" for a week. I was so entranced by it. Aside from the role originally played by Gertrude Lawrence, Deborah Kerr did a fabulous job if not better in the role of Anna Leonowens. It truly is one of Rodgers and Hammersteins greatest achievements in musicals. I encourage anyone who is in musical theatre to see this because of the spectacular production and character portrayl of the king by Yul Brynner.


I recommend this to EVERYBODY! It's so good! The songs are catchy, and it's just a really fun enjoyable movie! If your reading this right now please, listen to me! This movie is definitely worth YOUR money! Buy it! It will change your mood, in a good way! A really good way!


I love this movie! It's so funny and Yul Brynner is perfect in his role as the king.

The King and I
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Musicals
  • Released: 1956

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Available Bundle

  1. Rodgers & Hammerstein 6 Film Collection, 20th Century Fox Film