The King and I (1956)
Director: Walter Lang. Cast: Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Rex Thompson, Rita Moreno, Martin Benson, Terry Saunders, Patrick Adiarte, Carlos Rivas, Yuriko, Alan Mowbray. Screenplay: Ernest Lehman (based on the novel Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon and the stage musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein).

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture
Best Director: Walter Lang
Best Actress: Deborah Kerr
Best Actor: Yul Brynner
Best Cinematography (Color): Leon Shamroy
Best Costume Design (Color): Irene Sharaff
Best Score (Musical): Alfred Newman & Ken Darby
Best Sound: Carlton W. Faulkner

Golden Globe Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture (Musical/Comedy)
Best Actress (Musical/Comedy): Deborah Kerr
Best Actor (Musical/Comedy): Yul Brynner
Best Film Promoting International Understanding

Other Awards:
Writers Guild of America Awards: Best Written American Musical
National Board of Review: Best Actor (Brynner; also cited for Anastasia and The Ten Commandments)

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