The King and I (1956) was a Drama - Family Film directed by Walter Lang and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck and Charles Brackett.
The film was based on the musical of the same name written by Oscar Hammerstein II performed at the St. James Theatre, NY from Mar 29, 1951 - Mar 20, 1954.
Academy Awards 1956 --- Ceremony Number 29 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Actor||Yul Brynner||Won|
|Best Actress||Deborah Kerr||Nominated|
|Best Art Direction||Art Direction: Lyle R. Wheeler, John DeCuir; Set Decoration: Walter M. Scott, Paul S. Fox||Won|
|Best Cinematography||Leon Shamroy||Nominated|
|Best Costume Design||Irene Sharaff||Won|
|Best Director||Walter Lang||Nominated|
|Best Music - Scoring||Alfred Newman, Ken Darby||Won|
|Best Picture||Charles Brackett, Producer||Nominated|
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Anna: Oh don't be ridiculous, Louis. He can't be all naked. He's only
[looks through the telescope]
Anna: ... half naked.
King: ...Pairs of male elephants to be released into the forests of America. There it is hoped that they will grow in number and the people can tame them and use them as beasts of burden.
Anna: But your majesty, I don't think you mean pairs of MALE elephants.
King: Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera!
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The subplot involving Tuptim, although heavily altered by Oscar Hammerstein II in the play to make it more of a definite romance between Tuptim and Lun Tha, was once thought to have a basis in reality, but it has turned out to be completely fictional, part of the embellishments that Anna Leonowens added to her autobiography during her years as governess and schoolteacher to the King's children.
Rita Moreno said that the heavy Siamese headdresses she and the ballet dancers wore in "The Small House of Uncle Thomas" ballet sequence gave all of them headaches, which lasted for days.
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