"We Kiss in a Shadow" is a show tune from the 1951 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, The King and I, one of those exceptional musicals by that writing team which contained all wonderful songs. This was one of the most popular ones, recorded by many people since its first introduction in the early 50's.
In this song, Tuptim and Lun Tha declare their love for each other, even though they fear that the King of Siam would know about it, and Tuptim is one of his slaves, promised to him only. In the original Broadway production it is sung by Doretta Morrow and Larry Douglas. In the 1956 film version it was sung by Reuben Fuentes dubbing for Carlos Rivas and Leona Gordon dubbing for Rita Moreno.
HERE FROM ONE LIVE BROADWAY PERFORMANCE ARE LAWRENCE CUMMINGS AS LUN THA AND KRISTINE REMIGO AS TUPTIM
ON THE RADIO/HIT PARADE, TWO VERSIONS OF THE SONG VIED FOR TOP HONORS. MANY TIMES, DEEJAYS WOULD PLAY BOTH VERSIONS OR 1/2 OF EACH:
DORIS DAY 1951
PERRY COMO 1951.
TWO OF THE WORLD'S MOST POPULAR MALE SINGERS HAD GOOD VERSIONS, TOO:
THE VOICE, FRANK SINATRA, COULD SING ALMOST ANYTHING, ANYTIME
VIC DAMONE (SINATRA SAID HE HAD THE BEST "PIPES" IN THE ENTIRE BUSINESS)
FROM THE 1956 FILM WHICH STARRED RITA MORENO AS TUPTIM. OUR APOLOGIES FOR THE DARKNESS OF THE VIDEO; WE ARE LUCKY TO HAVE THIS ORIGINAL CHOICE.