Cinema: The New Pictures, Jul. 16, 1956

The King and I (20th Century-Fox) has already completed one cycle (from Margaret Landon's bestselling 1944 novel, Anna and the King of Siam, to the 1946 movie, starring Rex Harrison and Irene Dunne) and is now busily completing another (from Rodgers and Hammerstein's 1951 Broadway musical to the current film).

This fourth version of the dependable plot has no surprises. Deborah Kerr, who gets some dubbed-in help on the vocals from Marni Nixon, is both starchy and strong-minded as the British widow brought to Bangkok in the 1860s to teach English and the scientific...

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