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The King and I

Wednesday, February 8, 2023, 7:30 p.m., Dryden Theatre

(Walter Lang, US 1956, 133 min., 35mm)

The ubiquitously charming Deborah Kerr is Anna Leonowens, a widowed English schoolteacher hired to instruct the children of the King of Siam (Yul Brynner in an Oscar-winning, career-defining performance). The vibrant colors of the set and costumes have been wonderfully restored to their original splendor in a newly struck widescreen print of this Rogers and Hammerstein musical classic. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s translation of their Broadway musical features enduring classics like “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Getting to Know You,” and “Shall We Dance?”