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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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Cast

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Lady Elizabeth
Guy Standing ...
John Julius Angerstein (as Sir Guy Standing)
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Old 'Q'
Virginia Field ...
Polly
Douglas Scott ...
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Lord Everett Stacy
J.M. Kerrigan ...
Brook Watson
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Widow Blake
Forrester Harvey ...
Percival Potts
Gavin Muir ...
Sir Gavin Gore
E.E. Clive ...
Magistrate
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Jukes
Montagu Love ...
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)

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Don Ameche was originally intended for the role of Jonathan as an adult, but director Henry King was able to persuade the studio to use the unknown, 22-year-old Tyrone Power in the role that would make him a star. 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 »

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Referenced in The Bay Boy (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

The Bonnie Banks O' Loch Lomond
(ca 1745) (uncredited)
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In the score when Young Jonathan leaves Young Nelson for London
Reprised in the score when Jonathan receives a letter from Admiral Nelson
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Not bad for a 22-year-old
8 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Tyrone Power was only 22 with a few films and Broadway credits when he was given his first major role in "Lloyds of London." This film was originally assigned to Don Ameche, but Henry King insisted on testing Power and, on viewing the test, told Zanuck he wanted the young man for the role. "In two years," King told Zanuck, "he will be one of the biggest stars ever." Good instincts. Power plays Jonathan Blake, a fictional character, whose childhood friendship with Horatio Nelson helps Nelson through the Napoleonic war. Blake becomes one of the syndicate owners at Lloyd's of London and, against every other syndicate, continues insuring the damaged British fleet so that Nelson has all the power necessary to defeat the French.

The radiant Madeline Carroll is Power's love interest and George Sanders is her cad husband. Sanders worked with Power on many films, including the one Power was making when he died 22 years later. Virginia Field is Polly, a young waitress in love with Jonathan, but it's unrequited.

The acting is top-notch, including beautiful performances from Freddie Bartholomew and Douglas Nelson as the young Blake and Nelson. Sir Guy Standing is marvelous as Power's mentor. Power is gorgeous, with his unlined face (even with a streak of gray hair as he ages -"Zanuck would never let me age in any film," he once said) and the world's longest eyelashes, and his acting is excellent. He carries the bulk of the film beautifully, conveying a strong presence, though he merely suggests an English accent. Darryl F. Zanuck was his biggest fan and for good reason, as the actor would bring in hit after hit during his long tenure at Twentieth Century Fox.

This is a great period piece, interesting as well as touching. Highly recommended.


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