Whistle a happy tune and dance your way behind the scenes of Rodgers & Hammerstein's musical masterpiece with specially produced commentary from Turner Classic Movies.
Sparks fly as the king of Siam and the western teacher he hires returns to the big screen when Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies, and Twentieth Century Fox bring Rodgers & Hammerstein's classic movie musical The King and I (1956) back to cinemas nationwide for a special event.
Siam, 1862. British schoolteacher and recent widow Anna Leonowens (Deborah Kerr) is sent to Siam as a teacher for the royal children. But she immediately clashes with their father, King Mongkut (Yul Brynner). Her modern, Western ways don't sit well with the ruler – but over time, he slowly gains respect for her willingness to stand up to him. And eventually that respect deepens into love. Soon, Anna is the King's confidant, and his advisor in diplomatic relations with the West.