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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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.
In the film, Linda Darnell's character dies by being burned at the stake. This was a particularly difficult sequence for her to film, as she was terrified of fire. What makes this a double irony is the fact that, 19 years later, she was killed in a house fire.
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