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 Actress||Gale Sondergaard||Nominated|
|Best Art Direction||Art Direction: Lyle Wheeler, William Darling; Interior Decoration: Thomas Little, Frank E. Hughes||Won|
|Best Cinematography||Arthur Miller||Won|
|Best Music - Scoring||Bernard Herrmann||Nominated|
|Best Writing||Talbot Jennings, Sally Benson||Nominated|
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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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In a scene early in the film, Anna is seen walking through an open-air market. While this scene was being filmed, an airplane passed over the set, creating a low hum on the soundtrack. Composer Bernard Herrmann was instructed to compose an accompanying score that would obscure the airplane motor. He used low gongs.
Like the similar film Anna and the King, this film was banned in Thailand because of what the Thai government said were historical inaccuracies about the King of Siam.
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