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A King's Story (1965)

Life story of King Edward VIII from his birth until abdication in 1936. Talks of life in Victorian England, life in the Royal Navy, and travels as Prince of Wales. In-depth look into the ... See full summary »

Director:

Harry Booth

Writers:

Sydney Box (original treatment for the screen), Duke of Windsor (book) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »
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Credited cast:
Duke of Windsor ... Self
Duchess of Windsor ... Self
Orson Welles ... Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carleton Hobbs Carleton Hobbs ... King George V (voice)
Flora Robson ... Queen Mary (voice)
David Warner ... Prince of Wales (voice)
Patrick Wymark ... Winston Churchill (voice)

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Life story of King Edward VIII from his birth until abdication in 1936. Talks of life in Victorian England, life in the Royal Navy, and travels as Prince of Wales. In-depth look into the abdication Crisis of 1936. Includes interviews with His Royal Highness The Duke of Windsor and The Duchess of Windsor. Also has many films of the former King from his early childhood through his short reign. Written by Chad N. Proudfoot

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Made With the Personal Co-Operation of H.R.H. The Duke of Windsor and the Duchess of Windsor See more »


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Duke of Windsor: I have changed my name seven times in my life: I was born Prince Edward of York, I then became Prince Edward of Cornwall and York, I then became Prince Edward of Wales, I then became The Duke of Cornwall, I then became Prince of Wales, I then became King Edward VIII, and now I'm The Duke of Windsor.
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OK but one-sided
3 December 2005 | by GarryQSee all my reviews

A good-enough documentary of his life up to the time he left England.

But it is one-sided. Little is said of his "spoilt-brat" attitude.

Nothing much after the Abdication - which the Duke usually saw as the world trying to stop him doing what he wanted. The book was published in 1951, so this "documentary" makes nothing of the wasted 1950s when the Duke and Duchess wandered from one party to another, spending the allowance and cash from the sale of his private estates which saw them end up effectively broke, living in a free house courtesy of the French Government.

A watchable film based on the book designed to paint the Windsors in the best possible light, and ignore anything that might tarnish the image.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 May 1965 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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