R | | Biography, Drama, History
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.
The film includes acting depictions of four consecutive British monarchs: King George V (reigning 1910-1936), King Edward VIII (reigning January-December 1936, later known as Duke of Windsor), King George VI (reigning 1936-1952), and Queen Elizabeth II (began reign 1952, still reigning as of 2018).
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.
The Duchess of York's hat at Balmoral, based on the Royal Air force themes, was not her fashion until the war years.
In the end credit roll, Philip Clements is listed twice as Assistant Sound Editor.
$355,450 (USA) (28 November 2010)
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