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The king's speech

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"The King's Speech" presents a sideways glance at a crucial period in 20th-century history--as the monumentally awkward Prince Albert, or Bertie, becomes King George VI unexpectedly in 1936 when his older brother Edward VIII abdicates to marry American divorcée Wallis Simpson. In imperial Britain between the wars, that was problem enough, but Bertie suffered from a chronic stammer that made his public appearances painful for everyone. In an age of radio, the monarch has become a symbol, which means that the King speaks to his people--regularly. Bertie and his wife, the high-spirited Princess Elizabeth find their way to an Australian-born speech therapist and amateur actor named Lionel Logue. Logue isn't a doctor, has no academic credentials, and is viewed by proper authorities as a charlatan. Oddly enough, each of these men is a desperate misfit badly in need of a new friend and a bit more self-esteem. A real friend, it seems, was exactly the medicine the future king required.
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Last Grouping Update2022-05-20 13:51:26PM
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Gambon, Michael
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subject_facetBiographical films
Biographical films -- Great Britain
England -- Social life and customs -- Drama
Feature films
Feature films -- Australia
Feature films -- Great Britain
Feature films -- United States
Foreign films
Great Britain -- Drama
Great Britain -- Kings and rulers -- Succession
Historical films
Historical films -- Great Britain
Kings and rulers -- Drama
London (England) -- Drama
Motion pictures -- Great Britain
Speech disorders -- Patients -- Drama
Speech therapists -- Australia -- Drama
Speech therapy -- Great Britain -- Drama
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
title_displayThe king's speech
title_fullThe king's speech [videorecording] / [screenplay, David Seidler] ; director, Tom Hooper
The king's speech [videorecording] / the Weinstein Company and UK Film Council present ; in association with Momentum Pictures, Aegis Film Fund, Molinare-London, FilmNation Entertainment ; a See-Saw Films/Bedlam production ; directed by Tom Hooper ; produced by Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gareth Unwin ; screenplay by David Seidler ; a film by Tom Hooper
title_shortThe king's speech
topic_facetKings and rulers
Patients
Social life and customs
Speech disorders
Speech therapists
Speech therapy
Succession
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