Imagine you’re second in line for the throne of England, right behind your selfish, womanizing brother, your father the King is in ill health, and you have a terrible stutter that you just can’t control. Your father despises you for the impediment, your siblings tease you about it, your country is poised to enter World War II and that older brother desires to marry an American divorcee. Except the King of England can’t marry a divorced woman, meaning you’re next in line for the throne.
The simplistic speech therapies of Logue and their miraculous results were also more than a bit reminiscent of the psychological treatment that the lovely Ingrid Bergman offers Gregory Peck to astonishingly positive results in Hitchcock’s Spellbound. Quick, simple solutions make for satisfying cinematic stories, but it was difficult to believe that even after he realized that “Mr. Johnson” was the Duke of York that Logue would have insisted on calling him Bertie and behaving towards him as one would to a friend at the corner pub.
I’ve heard nothing but raves about this film. I’m very much looking forward to seeing it.
I am so keen to contact Tom Hooper re my book ,and John Adams. It could be another movie for them !!!! I am a first time writer .The book is called ,,
‘ What Dreams Are made On.’ A story that starts on the QE11 cruise ship, then to Suffolk England. An Australian widow meets an Englisherman,a widower, on the cruise. Then Lillian flies from New York to his mansion in Suffolk.
I would love to mail one of the clever men that made the movie . ‘The Kings Speech.’ Brilliant.
You’ve made a mistake, Calum Gittins played Lionel’s eldest son, not his wife 🙂
You’re right. My mistake. Fixed!