The King's Speech (2010)

The story of George VI's unexpected ascension to the throne when his brother abdicated for the love of a divorced woman.  Unable to deliver speeches over the radio to a worldwide audience due to his stammer, Bertie (as he was known) enlists the help of an unorthodox speech therapist by the name of Lionel Logue.

Our Rating: 7/10
Watchability: 4/10
Contributed By: RRJ
Tagline: Find Your Voice.

Release Date: 2010-12-25
IMDb icon 8/10
  • Country: UK, USA, Australia
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 158
  • Budget: $15,000,000
  • Revenue: $138,797,449
  • Production: Weinstein Company

So, how does the movie end??

England has declared war on Germany, forcing Bertie to make an important speech to the nation, at short notice, that will be recorded in the history books. Logue rushes to the palace to help Bertie prepare.

The King enters the recording 'studioNULL, and everyone else leaves apart from Logue.  They practice the rhythm of the piece, until Logue stands before him much like a conductor, and Bertie performs when the red light switches on.  Slowly he makes his way through the transcript without many problems.

As it ends, the speech has been a success - the nation is galvanised, and radio operators around the world cheer.  Logue does state that he stumbled on a ""W"" -- Bertie said he had to throw that in there, so they knew it was him.

They leave the room and the King is congratulated by everyone, especially Churchill who says he couldn't have done a better job himself.

As it ends we're told that Logue was awarded one of the highest honours for assisting the King. And they both remained good friends until the King died.

Colin Firth
Colin Firth
King George VI
Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham...
Queen Elizabeth
Derek Jacobi
Derek Jacobi
Archbishop Cosmo Lang
Robert Portal
Robert Portal
Richard Dixon
Richard Dixon
Private Secretary
Adrian Scarborough
Adrian Scarbo...
BBC Radio Announcer
Andrew Havill
Andrew Havill
Robert Wood
Charles Armstrong
Charles Armst...
BBC Technician
Roger Hammond
Roger Hammond
Dr. Blandine Bentham
Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
Lionel Logue
Jennifer Ehle
Jennifer Ehle
Myrtle Logue
Dominic Applewhite
Dominic Apple...
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