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King Speaks
     

The King Speaks

Director: David Barrie,

Cast: David Barrie, Laurence Fox

 
Issued as an unofficial companion piece to The King's Speech, this documentary tells the real-life story of British monarch George VI (1895-1952). As the brother of King Edward VIII, George was terribly shy as a young man and suffered from a crippling stutter, which made him an unlikely monarch, but upon Edward's abdication, he automatically ascended to the

Overview

Issued as an unofficial companion piece to The King's Speech, this documentary tells the real-life story of British monarch George VI (1895-1952). As the brother of King Edward VIII, George was terribly shy as a young man and suffered from a crippling stutter, which made him an unlikely monarch, but upon Edward's abdication, he automatically ascended to the British throne - and found it necessary to overcome a debilitating fear of speaking in public, especially as mass media grew prevalent throughout the world. Fortunately, the unconventional Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue stepped in to assist George and save the day. Laurence Fox narrates this program, which draws heavily on archival footage of George's speeches and interviews with some of Logue's other patients.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/07/2011
UPC:
0066805310782
Original Release:
2011
Source:
Bfs Entertainment
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[B&W, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
0:50:00

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The King Speaks
1. Chapter One [8:08]
2. Chapter Two [9:32]
3. Chapter Three [8:39]
4. Chapter Four [14:08]
5. Chapter Five [6:03]
6. Chapter Six [:30]

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