Anna and the King-99/Anna and the King of Siam

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Studio Foxvideo
SKU 207553923
UPC 024543524397
UPC 14 00024543524397
Format DVD
Release Date 12/9/2008
Keywords
Adaptation
Based On A Novel
Romance
Romances
Royalty
Editors Note
Note ANNA AND THE KING OF SIAM: Based on a true story, John Cromwell's ANNA AND THE KING OF SIAM stars Irene Dunne as Anna Owens, a recently widowed young mother who accepts employment as the governess for King Mongkut of Siam (Rex Harrison). In Siam, she finds that her highly intelligent employer is also a backward tyrant with a childlike temperament. Using her strength of will and getting help from the king's first wife, Lady Thiang (Gale Sondergaaard), Anna tries to transform the king and educate his children while also preserving her own dignity. Film studio 20th Century Fox left no stones unturned in this lavish, brilliant production. Exquisite sets, costumes, and cinematography combine with a witty, rich script and an impeccable performance by Dunne to make this one of the most enduring films of the 1940s. Director John Cromwell (THE PRISONER OF ZENDA, OF HUMAN BONDAGE) deftly blends comedy and tragedy to create a masterpiece that transcends time and cultural boundaries.^ANNA AND THE KING: Based on the diary writings of English widow Anna Leonowens, who journeyed to Siam in 1862 to tutor the children of King Mongkut, this is a grand, epic motion picture that recalls the Hollywood days of yore (see 1946's ANNA AND THE KING OF SIAM and 1956's THE KING AND I for earlier screen adaptations). Chow Yun Fat delivers a heartwarming performance that should finally earn him star status in America, and Jodie Foster is, as always, a magnetic screen presence. Their relationship, which is sparked by a just-beneath-the-surface romantic undercurrent, propels the story forward and provides it with its emotional core. As the film builds to its exciting climax, the relationship between the two is tested even further.
Directors
John Cromwell
Andy Tennant
Actors
Yun-Fat Chow
Rex Harrison
Jodie Foster
Irene Dunne
Cast & Crew
Yun-Fat Chow - Star
Rex Harrison - Star
Bai Ling - Star
Jodie Foster - Star
Tom Felton - Star
Irene Dunne - Star
Linda Darnell - Star
John Cromwell - Director
Andy Tennant - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1946
Catalog ID 2252439
UPC 00024543524397
Number of Discs 2
Running Time 276 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Features
DVD
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD

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