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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)

AwardRecipientResult
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 onJanuary 20, 1947 with Rex Harrison and Irene Dunne reprising their film roles.
Rex Harrison's first American movie
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.
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