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Lloyd's of London (1936)

Approved | | Drama, History, Romance | 29 January 1937 (USA)
Blake is in love with an aristocratic woman whose husband seriously injures him. Blake's friendship with Lord Nelson provides the basis for Blake's part in the growth of Lloyd's insurance ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Lady Elizabeth
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John Julius Angerstein (as Sir Guy Standing)
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Old 'Q'
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Polly
Douglas Scott ...
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Lord Everett Stacy
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Brook Watson
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Widow Blake
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Percival Potts
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Sir Gavin Gore
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Jukes
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Hawkins
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Blake is in love with an aristocratic woman whose husband seriously injures him. Blake's friendship with Lord Nelson provides the basis for Blake's part in the growth of Lloyd's insurance business following the Battle of Trafalgar. Only very slightly based on history. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Drama | History | Romance | War

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29 January 1937 (USA)  »

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Lloyds of London  »

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Budget:

$850,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(FMC Library Print) (copyright length)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

George Sanders's first American film. See more »

Goofs

Jonathan has an English accent as a child, yet he has an American accent as an adult. See more »

Crazy Credits

We acknowledge with appreciation the assistance of the official historian of Lloyds of London in the preparation of the historical background for this production. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Bay Boy (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes
(1616) (uncredited)
Music by R. Melish (1780 ?)
Lyrics by Ben Jonson (in poem To Celia) (1616)
Played during the opening credits and often in the score as a love theme
Sung by Virginia Field, Tyrone Power and other patrons of the tavern
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Fox Takes Stock in Tyrone Power
19 June 2011 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Our story begins in a fishing village in Norfolk, on the east coast of England in the year 1770. This is when adventurous preteen Freddie Bartholomew (as Jonathan Blake) and his pal Douglas Scott (as Horatio Nelson) learn some sailors are planning to swindle an insurance company. The young lads want to report the skulduggery by taking a one hundred mile walk to London. When Master Scott takes a midshipman's job, Master Bartholomew makes the trip to "Lloyd's Coffee-House" alone. His warning results in a job with the origination, which of course becomes "Lloyd's of London"...

The story jumps to 1784 as Bartholomew grows up to be Tyrone Power, who is the real star of the film (top-billed Bartholomew makes an additional, brief flashback appearance). Mr. Power makes advances in the insurance business and meets beautiful blonde Madeleine Carroll (as Elizabeth). They are mutually attracted, but she is married to unscrupulous George Sanders (as Everett Stacy). Odd as it seems, Power and Bartholomew are believable as the same person. The heroic story of an insurance company, with action and romance, is difficult to follow; but it's a nice looking production.

****** Lloyd's of London (11/25/36) Henry King ~ Tyrone Power, Madeleine Carroll, Freddie Bartholomew, George Sanders


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