The King and I | Full Movie

The King and I
  • G
  • 2h 14m
  • 1956
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Featuring Yul Brynner’s 1956 Best Actor OSCAR®-winning performance and the unforgettable Rodgers and Hammerstein® score, this beloved classic is based on the real story of English school teacher Anna Leonowens (Deborah Kerr), who comes to teach at the royal court in Siam. Though she finds herself at odds with the stubborn monarch (Brynner), over time, Anna and the king begin to fall in love.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Variety Staff

All the ingredients that made Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I a memorable stage experience...

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Geoff Andrew

Over-long but visually spectacular.

June 21, 2017
New York Times
Bosley Crowther

If you don't...see [The King and I], believe us, you'll be missing a grand and moving thing.

June 17, 2017
TV Guide

Starring Yul Brynner in the part he seemed born to play, this is a fine if slightly stage-bound ex...

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
A boisterous, big-costumed classic musical.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this film characterizes the ancient Asian culture of Siam (now Thailand) as backward and sexist. The king has dozens of wives and hundreds of children, which may bewilder kids. Also confusing, the roles of the main Thai characters are played by white and Latino Americans. But the story's music and enchanting characters are perfect for kids, who are likely to see the king's poor grasp of English as endearing and fun. But older children and adults may find the portrayal of the king racist.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Educational Value
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Family, Musical, Classics
  • Release Date:June 28, 1956
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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