Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies, and Twentieth Century Fox bring Rodgers & Hammersteinâs The King and I (1956) back to cinemas nationwide for two days on Sunday, August 28 and Wednesday, August 31. Siam, 1862. British schoolteacher and recent widow Anna Leonowens (Deborah Kerr) is sent to Siam as a teacher for the royal children. But she immediately clashes with their father, King Mongkut (Yul Brynner). Her modern, Western ways don't sit well with the ruler - but over time, he slowly gains respect for her willingness to stand up to him. And eventually that respect deepens into love. Soon, Anna is the King's confidant, and his advisor in diplomatic relations with the West. The film version of the Rodgers & Hammerstein play, The King and I was the winner of five Academy AwardsÂ® (Best Actor, Best Musical Score, Best Costume Design, Best Art Direction & Set Decoration and Best Sound), and was nominated for four more (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress and Best Cinematography).