The King and I (1956 film)
The King and I is a 1956 American musical film made by 20th Century-Fox, directed by Walter Lang and produced by Charles Brackett and Darryl F. Zanuck. The screenplay by Ernest Lehman is based on the 1951 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The King and I, based in turn on the 1944 novel Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon. That novel in turn was based on memoirs written by Anna Leonowens, who became school teacher to the children of King Mongkut of Siam in the early 1860s. Leonowens' stories were autobiographical, although various elements of them have been called into question. The film stars Deborah Kerr and Yul Brynner.
|The King and I|
|Directed by||Walter Lang|
|Screenplay by||Ernest Lehman|
|Produced by||Charles Brackett|
|Edited by||Robert Simpson|
|Music by||Richard Rodgers|
|Distributed by||20th Century-Fox|
|133 minutes |
144 minutes (with Overture, Entr'acte and Exit Music)
|Box office||$21.3 million|
An animated film adaptation of the same musical was released in 1999. On February 12, 2021, Paramount Pictures and Temple Hill Entertainment announced that another live-action film version was in development.