The King and I

Synopsis: Mrs. Anna Leonowens and her son Louis arrive in Bangkok, where she has been contracted to teach English to the children of the royal household. She threatens to leave when the house she had been promised is not available, but falls in love with the children. A new slave, a gift of a vassal king, translates "Uncle Tom's Cabin" into a Siamese ballet. After expressing her unhappiness at being with the King, the slave decides to make an attempt to escape with her lover. Anna and the King start to fall in love, but her headstrong upbringing inhibits her from joining his harem. She is just about to leave Siam but something important she finds out makes her think about changing her mind.
Director(s): Walter Lang
Production: 20th Century Fox
  Won 5 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 11 nominations.
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133 min

outside the palace walls.

King do not always remember

what he promise.

Then you will have to remind him.

If I tell king he break this promise,

I will make anger in him.

I think is better if king's anger

reserved for more important matters.

Very well, then. If you are

afraid to tell him, I will.

I should like to see him at once,

while there's time for me... return to England on this boat.

King very busy now.

Your Excellency, all I want is

a few minutes audience with him.

I have come here to work

and I intend to work...

...but I shall take nothing less

than I have been promised.

You will tell king this?

I will tell king this.

It should be very interesting meeting.

You come now!

If you change your mind...

Goodbye, Captain Orton,

and thank you for everything.

Good luck, ma'am.

- Goodbye, captain.

- Goodbye, laddie.

Take good care of your mother now.

King in bad spirit today.

Suggest schoolteacher wait

for better day.

My spirit is just as bad, your

excellency. I cannot wait.

Man is Lun Tha, emissary from

court of Burma.

He bring present to king

from prince of Burma.

Her name is Tuptim.

Why, that girl is a present?

For king.

King is pleased with her.

Sorry. King has concluded audience.

Well, you mean I cannot see him?

Not today.

Louis, come with me.

You cannot do this!

- Your Majesty.

- Who, who, who?

Your Majesty, is new English


Mrs. Anna Leonowens and son.

Louis Leonowens.

You are schoolteacher?

Yes, Your Majesty. But before I start

my work here, there is one point-

You are part of general plan I have

for bringing to Siam...

...what is good in Western culture.

Already I have bring printing press

here for printing.

- Yes, I know, Your Majesty.

- How you know?

Before I signed our agreement, I found

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