R | | Biography, Drama
The story of King George VI of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it.
When told to waltz in preparation for the King's final speech, Bertie sings part of his speech to the melody of the "Garland Waltz" from Tchaikovsky's "Sleeping Beauty" ballet. The tune is familiar to many listeners as 'Once Upon A Dream' from ... ...
1925 / King George V reigns over a quarter of the world's people. He asks his second son, the Duke of York, to give the closing speech at the Empire Exhibition in Wembley, London.
At Wallis Simpson's party, the music is supposed to be coming out of the gramophone. The turntable is spinning, but the reproducer is not lowered onto the record to actually play the music.
In the end credit roll, Philip Clements is listed twice as Assistant Sound Editor.
$355,450 (USA) (26 November 2010)
$138,795,342 (USA) (10 June 2011)
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