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.
This film marks the second time that two actors have both received Academy Awards for playing a royal father and daughter in two separate films. Previously, Charles Laughton won an Oscar for The Private Life of Henry VIII. (1933), while Judi Dench won the Oscar for playing his daughter Elizabeth I in Shakespeare in Love (1998). Fittingly... ...
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.
When the Duke of York tells his daughters the penguin story, the view from behind shows each girl with an arm around a dog. In the next shot, with the girls shown from the front, their arms are down by their sides.
In the end credit roll, Philip Clements is listed twice as Assistant Sound Editor.
$355,450 (USA) (28 November 2010)
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