Anna and the King of Siam (1946)

Director
John Cromwell

Main cast
Irene Dunne; Rex Harrison; Linda Darnell; Lee J. Cobb; Gale Sondergaard

Genres
Drama, Romance

Description
In 1862, a young Englishwoman becomes royal tutor in Siam and befriends the King.


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