Musical Mondays - The King and I

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The King and I (1956 film)

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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 Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II musical The King and I, based in turn on the 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.[4] The film stars Deborah Kerr and Yul Brynner.

The film was a critical and commercial success, and was nominated for 9 Oscars, winning 5, including Best Actor for Brynner.

Another film adaptation of the same musical, the animated film The King and I, was released in 1999.

 

Read more at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_King_and_I_(1956_film)

All movies will be shown at 7 PM at the Capitol Theatre located at 22 West High Street in Mount Gilead. Concession stand will be open for refreshment sales.

Date: 
Monday, January 20, 2020 - 7:00pm
Events & Programs: 
Adult program
Children's program