‘The King and I’ film premieres in New York City 60 years ago tonight (June 28 1956)

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(Thursday, June 28, 1956, evening EDT)The King and I, a musical film about the king of Siam who clashes with the British governess hired to teach his children, premiered tonight at the Roxy in New York City.

Directed by Walter Lang, the film starred Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Rita Moreno, Maureen Hingert, Martin Benson and Rex Thompson.

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