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Lloyds 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 »


Henry King


Ernest Pascal (screen play), Walter Ferris (screen play) | 1 more credit »
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Freddie Bartholomew ... Jonathan Blake - as a Boy
Madeleine Carroll ... Lady Elizabeth
Guy Standing ... John Julius Angerstein (as Sir Guy Standing)
Tyrone Power ... Jonathan Blake
C. Aubrey Smith ... Old 'Q'
Virginia Field ... Polly
Douglas Scott ... Horatio Nelson
George Sanders ... Lord Everett Stacy
J.M. Kerrigan ... Brook Watson
Una O'Connor ... Widow Blake
Forrester Harvey ... Percival Potts
Gavin Muir ... Sir Gavin Gore
E.E. Clive ... Magistrate
Miles Mander ... Jukes
Montagu Love ... Hawkins


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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THEY LOVE..AS AN EMPIRE ROCKS! (Print Ad- Pittsburgh Press, ((Pittsburgh, Penna.)) 7 February 1937)


Drama | History | Romance | War


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Did You Know?


Loretta Young was originally suppose to star as Lady Elizabeth but she declined the role; Fox ended up putting her on suspension for her refusal. See more »


When Angerstein explains to young Blake the importance of British commerce, he conjures up English ships sailing to "...Hong Kong, Cape Town, Bombay...," he does this in the year 1770. Hong Kong was not an important port for British trade until it became a British colony in 1842, more than seventy years later. 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 »


Referenced in The Bay Boy (1984) See more »


The Bonnie Banks O' Loch Lomond
(ca 1745) (uncredited)
Traditional Music
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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Curse You Tyrone Power!
24 January 2011 | by mll1-2See all my reviews

OK, so here's the deal, this movie ruined my life. How can such a thing be? Well, listen up: At the age of five (or thereabouts) I watched this movie on television. I fell in love with Ms. Carroll. Her golden-ringletted cloying prettiness was perfectly suited to a five-year-old's notion of female beauty. She was married to Mr. Saunders, who dressed REALLY well, spoke beautifully, was rich and was exceptionally urbane. Naturally, she didn't care for him. She was in love with Mr. Powers, who was, frankly, breathtakingly beautiful -- much more beautiful than Ms. Carroll at her best.

But I digress. Anyway, my five year old brain decides, "In order to win M.C., you have to look like T.P." Well, it's been over 50 years and I'm STILL WAITING to be as handsome as Mr. Power (probably NOT going to happen -- what's your guess?). So, here I am in (advanced) middle age, still functioning under the delusion that you have to look like Mr. Power in order to secure the attentions of the lady of your dreams. How messed up is THAT?

Silliness aside, the movie is thin on (rational) plot but long on star-magic. Enjoy Mr. Power and Ms. Carroll at their loveliest and Mr. Saunders at his most vile. The rest of the flic is just and excuse to watch them dress up in period costumes.

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English | French

Release Date:

29 January 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lloyds of London See more »


Box Office


$850,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs


(FMC Library Print) (copyright length)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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