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You think you teach King lesson

King Mongkut of Siam:
You think you teach King lesson, but this is one lesson you do not be paid for teaching. In the future, you will stop instructing wives and children in silly English song "Home Sweet House". To remind me of breaking promises I never make, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.
Anna Leonowens:
Your majesty, I do not intend to have my boy brought up in a harem, and you did promise me a house; "a brick residence adjoining the palace," those were your very words in the letter.
King Mongkut of Siam:
[obviously does remember]
I do not remember such words.
Anna Leonowens:
I remember them.
King Mongkut of Siam:
I will do remembering. Who is king here? I remind you, so you remember that? I do not remember any promises. I do not remember anything, except that you are my servant.
Anna Leonowens:
Oh, no, your majesty.
King Mongkut of Siam:
What, what, what? I said you are my servant.
Anna Leonowens:
No, your majesty, that is not true. I am most certainly not your servant, and what is more, if you do not give me the house you promised, I shall be forced to return to England immediately.
[children protest]

Princess Ying Yaawolak:
I believe in snow!
Lady Thiang:
Do not let her go away.
King Mongkut of Siam:
I let her do nothing that is not my pleasure. It is my pleasure that you stay here, in palace, in palace!
Anna Leonowens:
No, your majesty.
King Mongkut of Siam:
[heavy sigh]
Why do you wish to leave these children, all of whom are loving you so extraordinarily?
Anna Leonowens:
I do not wish to leave them. I love them, too, quite extraordinarily, but I cannot stay in a country where a promise has no meaning.
King Mongkut of Siam:
I will hear no more about this promise!
Anna Leonowens:
A land where there is talk of honor and a wish for Siam to take its place among the modern nations of the world, where there is talk of great changes, but where everything still remains according to the wishes of the king.
King Mongkut of Siam:
You will say no more! No more!
Anna Leonowens:
I will say no more, because there is no more to say. Come, Louis.
[Anna and Louis leave. Children protesting]

Anna Leonowens:
Out, out, out!
[everyone, except the King, leaves]

Transcript:
- Good morning.
- You think you teach king lesson!
This is one lesson you do not
be paid for teaching!
You will stop instructing wives
and children in "Home Sweet House"
in order to remind me of breaking
promises I never make, et cetera.
Your Majesty, I do not intend to
have my boy brought up in a harem.
You did promise me a house. "A brick
residence adjoining the palace."
- Those were your very words.
- I do not remember such words!
- I remember them.
- I will do remembering!
Who is king here?
I remind you so you remember that.
I do not remember any promises.
I do not remember anything
except that you are my servant.
Oh, no, Your Majesty.
What, what, what?
I said, you are my servant!
No, Your Majesty, that is not true.
I am most certainly not your servant!
If you do not give me
the house you promised,
I shall be forced
to return to England.
No! No! Please, Mrs. Anna.
Please. We believe schoolteacher!
I believe in snow!
Do not let her go away.
I let her do nothing
that is not my pleasure.
It is my pleasure
that you stay here!
In palace! In palace!
No, Your Majesty.
Why do you wish
to leave these children,
all of whom are loving you
so extraordinarily?
I do not wish to leave them. I love
them too, quite extraordinarily.
I cannot stay where a
promise has no meaning.
I will hear no more!
A land where there is a wish
for Siam
to take her place
in the modern world,
but where everything still remains
according to the wishes of the king!
You will say no more! No more!
I will say no more, because
there is no more to say!
Come, Louis.
Out, out, out!
Who is it?
Mrs. Anna, it is I, Lady Thiang.
Oh, well, come in, Lady Thiang.
Mrs. Anna, you must
go to king at once.
Indeed? And why must I?
I plan to leave on
the next sailing.
Please, Mrs. Anna.
Did he send you here to ask me?
No. It is I who ask you.
King is in terrible distress,
not knowing where to turn.
Distress?
Agents in Singapore have found copies
of letters to British government
which describe king as barbarian
and suggest necessity
of making Siam a protectorate.
Oh, but that is outrageous!
The king is many things I dislike,
but he is not a barbarian.
Then you will go to him now?
You mean, to advise him?
It must not sound like advice.
King cannot take advice.
And he will not bring up subject.
You must do it for him.
No, Lady Thiang, I can't.
It's against all my principles.
He needs help, Mrs. Anna.
Oh, but he has you.
I am not equal to
his special needs.
Please, Lady Thiang, I simply cannot
go to him, especially without
his having asked for me.
What more can I say to you?
This is a man who
thinks with his heart,
His heart is not always wise.
This is a man who
stumbles and falls.
But this is a man who tries.
This is a man you'll
forgive and forgive,
and help and protect,
as long as you live.

Clip duration: 292 seconds
Views: 16
Movie: The King and I
Year: 1956
Genres: biography, drama, musical, romance
Summary: A widow accepts a job as a live-in governess to the King of Siam's children.


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Actors

King Mongkut of Siam - Yul Brynner
Anna Leonowens - Deborah Kerr
Princess Ying Yaawolak - Joycelyne Lew
Lady Thiang - Terry Saunders