Anna and the King of Siam
First screened in March 2006 / Most recently screened in February 2016
Director: John Cromwell. Cast: Irene Dunne, Rex Harrison, Linda Darnell, Lee J. Cobb, Richard Lyon, Gale Sondergaard, Mikhail Rasumny, Mickey Roth, Tito Renaldo. Screenplay: Talbot Jennings and Sally Benson (based on the book by Margaret Langdon).

Twitter Capsule: Impressive production; some complex emotional beats. But so colonial in its lens, even by 40s measures.

VOR:   Not uninteresting to have such a record of how Hollywood contemplated The East, but not too distant from the stereotypes you might imagine. Big in scale, but not risk or ideas.

Photo © 1946 20th Century Fox

Not yet reviewed in full. C–

Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Supporting Actress: Gale Sondergaard
Best Screenplay: Talbot Jennings & Sally Benson
Best Cinematography (Black & White): Arthur Miller
Best Art Direction (Black & White): William S. Darling & Lyle Wheeler
Best Original Score: Bernard Herrmann

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