THE KING AND I (1956) C widescreen 133m dir: Walter Lang

w/Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Rita Moreno, Martin Benson, Terry Saunders, Rex Thompson

Rogers and Hammerstein's magnificent Broadway musical makes a memorable film, enhanced by sumptuous settings and superb production values. Brynner struts about, creating the perfect picture of the absolute monarch as the King of Siam, and Kerr matches him every step of the way as the spirited British schoolteacher who is hired to tutor the royal offspring.

From Variety's review of the film: "All the ingredients that made Rogers and Hammerstein's [1951] The King and I a memorable stage experience have been faithfully transferred to the screen. The result is a pictorially exquisite, musically exciting, and dramatically satisfying motion picture."

Oscars went to Best Actor (Brynner), Color Art Direction, Sound Recording, Scoring of a Musical Picture, and Color Costume Design. The film was also nominated for Best Picture, Actress (Kerr), and Color Cinematography.