About

Widowed Welsh mother Anna Loenowens becomes a governess and English tutor to the wives and many children of the stubborn King Mongkut of Siam. Anna and the King have a clash of personalities as she works to teach the royal family about the English language, customs and etiquette, and rushes to prepare a party for a group of European diplomats who must change their opinions about the King.

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Directed by

Walter Lang

Written by

Ernest Lehman (Screenplay)
Oscar Hammerstein II (Musical)
Margaret Landon (Novel)

Runtime

133 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

More than your eyes have ever seen… More than your heart has ever known!

Cast

Keywords

single mother musical palace polygamy bangkok based on play or musical misunderstanding dowry widow sailing ship letter prime minister buddha tutor malaria school teacher temple siam conjoined twins barge chopsticks inter cultural chakri dynasty pagoda consort

Photos

Lists

#31 on AFI's 100 years...100 passions AFI

Awards

Oscar for Best Sound, Recording

Oscar for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color Walter M. Scott Lyle R. Wheeler

Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role

Oscar for Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture Alfred Newman