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The King And I (Original Broadway Cast)
Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II
The King And I (Original Broadway Cast)
Genres: Soundtracks, Broadway & Vocalists
 
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Yul Brynner made a career out of playing the King of Siam. He owns it so much that it's disconcerting to see Rex Harrison play it in the film version of Anna & the King of Siam, the play Rodgers and Hammerstein adapted. Ir...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II
Title: The King And I (Original Broadway Cast)
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Mca
Release Date: 3/30/1993
Album Type: Cast Recording
Genres: Soundtracks, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Musicals, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 008811004927

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Yul Brynner made a career out of playing the King of Siam. He owns it so much that it's disconcerting to see Rex Harrison play it in the film version of Anna & the King of Siam, the play Rodgers and Hammerstein adapted. Ironically, the still-unknown Brynner wasn't the star of the 1951 production; he's billed below British grande dame Gertrude Lawrence (played by Julie Andrews in the biopic Star!), who died during the play's run, and curio value is the only real reason for this recording in 1998. Sound quality is below standard, much like MCA other early Decca original cast albums, and Brynner was still too young to bring the majestic authority to the role he did in both the film and later stage versions. --Bill Holdship

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