R | | Biography, Drama, History
The story of King George VI, his impromptu ascension to the throne of the British Empire in 1936, and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch overcome his stammer.
During their first meeting, Lionel shows Bertie a home phonograph recorder that he calls a "Silvertone." Silvertone was a brand name of the Sears-Roebuck department store and mail-order catalog company of Chicago, Illinois. Sears introduced the brand name for their wind-up phonographs in 1915, expanding it to include their radio, vacuum tube and radio battery lines in the mid-1920s. Sears renamed its musical instrument lines "Silvertone" in the 1930s, followed by their guitar amplifier lines in the late 1940s. The Silvertone brand name was retired in 1972.
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.
Queen Elizabeth II has blue eyes. Freya Wilson, who plays Princess Elizabeth, has brown eyes.
In the end credit roll, Philip Clements is listed twice as Assistant Sound Editor.
$355,450 (USA) (28 November 2010)
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