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Still shot from the movie: Anna and the King of Siam.

Anna and the King of Siam

When a young widow (Irene Dunne) is hired as a governess for the family of the King of Siam (Rex Harrison), she teaches them more than just English. In return, they help her see beyond their cultural differences. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B
Violence: B
Sexual Content: B
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: A-
Run Time: 128
Theater Release: 20 Jun 1946
Video Release: 23 May 2005
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
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How We Determine Our Grades

After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

In what ways do European values and western ideals take the stage in this movie? Why does the bias of the creator sometime get communicated through his/her work? Can you think of other examples of this in film or literature?

King Mongkut wrestles between modernizing his country and hanging on to old traditions. What things did he risk by trying to move with the changing times? What valuable things might he lose by giving way to progress? How do you balance such battles in your life?

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