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.
Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die," edited by Steven Schneider.
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.
Stanley Baldwin is depicted as resigning as Prime Minister on a point of principle, because he has misjudged Adolf Hitler. In fact Baldwin retired from the Premiership of his own free will, the day after King George VI's Coronation in 1937. Hitler had not yet even begun his campaigns of invasion and treaty-breaking at that time.
In the end credit roll, Philip Clements is listed twice as Assistant Sound Editor.
$355,450 (USA) (28 November 2010)