The MPAA gave this movie an R rating, due entirely to the scenes where Bertie curses as part of his speech therapy or preparation for the climactic address. Bob Weinstein and Harvey Weinstein appealed, but were denied. They later submitted a cut without some of the profanity, and got a PG-13 rating. However, the R-rated version is considered the Oscar-winning one, extending a string of R-rated Best Pictures from 2005 to 2010.
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.
Bertie's kilt is a modern Irish County Kerry plaid designed in 1997, not the Balmoral Tartan his great-grandfather Prince Albert designed to be worn for the Royal Family.
In the end credit roll, Philip Clements is listed twice as Assistant Sound Editor.
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