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Anna and the King of Siam Overview:

Anna and the King of Siam (1946) was a Biographical - Drama Film directed by John Cromwell and produced by Louis D. Lighton.

The film was based on the biographical novel of the same name written by Margaret Landon at the fictionalized bio 1944.

Academy Awards 1946 --- Ceremony Number 19 (source: AMPAS)

Best Supporting ActressGale SondergaardNominated
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Lyle Wheeler, William Darling; Interior Decoration: Thomas Little, Frank E. HughesWon
Best CinematographyArthur MillerWon
Best Music - ScoringBernard HerrmannNominated
Best WritingTalbot Jennings, Sally BensonNominated

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Anna and the King of Siam (1946)

By Beatrice on Jan 26, 2015 From Flickers in Time

Anna and the King of Siam Directed by John Cromwell Written by Talbot Jennings and Sally Benson from the biography by Margaret Landon 1946/USA Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation First viewing/Netflix rental I can’t imagine the filmmakers realized just what an effective critique of col... Read full article

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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie onMay 30, 1949 with Irene Dunne reprising her film role.
Filming was delayed two months because Irene Dunne's husband was recovering from a heart attack. Twentieth Century Fox almost considered replacing her with Myrna Loy or Jean Arthur.
While most of the Caucasian actors playing Asians in this film wore dark make-up, Gale Sondergaard was allergic to the make-up being used. Instead, through several weeks of cautious sunbathing, she acquired a deep enough tan to compensate.
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