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Lloyds of London (1936)

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Lloyds of London traces the rise to prominence of the venerable British insurance company, as seen through the eyes of fictional 19th-century Londoner Jonathan Blake (Tyrone Power, in his first starring role). A lifelong friend of naval hero Lord Nelson, Blake puts his job (and the future existence of Lloyds) on the line when he announces Nelson's victory at Trafalgar -- before it takes place. For those not interested in policies and premiums, the script serves up a romance between Blake and the lovely Lady Elizabeth (Madeleine Carroll), the unhappily married spouse of snotty aristocrat Lord Everett Stacy (George Sanders). Among the few real-life historical personages depicted in the film is Lloyds founder John Julius Angerstein, played by Sir Guy Standing. A box-office bonanza, Lloyds of London proved that 23-year-old Tyrone Power could carry a picture -- and that the recently-formed 20th Century-Fox was truly a major Hollywood studio.

Cast

Tyrone Power
as Jonathan Blake
Madeleine Carroll
as Lady Elizabeth Stacy
Guy Standing
as John Julius Angerstein
Freddie Bartholomew
as Young Jonathan Blake
George Sanders
as Lord Everett Stacy
Montagu Love
as Hawkins
Una O'Connor
as Widow Blake
J.M. Kerrigan
as Brook Watson
Gavin Muir
as Sir Gavin Gore
Douglas Scott
as Young Horatio Nelson
Forrester Harvey
as Percival Potts
E.E. Clive
as Magistrate
John Burton
as Lord Horatio Nelson
Lester Matthews
as Capt. Hardy
Lumsden Hare
as Capt. Suckling
Vernon Steele
as Sir Thomas Lawrence
Barlowe Borland
as Joshua Lamb
Billy Bevan
as Innkeeper
Robert Greig
as Lord Drayton
Murray Kinnell
as Reverend Nelson
May Beatty
as Lady Markham
Hugh Huntley
as Prince of Wales
Holmes Herbert
as Spokesman
Thomas Pogue
as Benjamin Franklin
Yorke Sherwood
as Dr. Sam Johnson
Anne Howard
as Catherine
Winter Hall
as Dr. Beatty
Charles McNaughton
as Waiter at Lloyd's
Arthur Hohl
as 1st Captain
Leonard Mudie
as Waiters at Lloyds
Charles Coleman
as Waiter at Lloyd's
Reginald Barlow
as 2nd Captain
Rita Carlyle
as Pawn Seller
Ivan Simpson
as Old Man
D'Arcy Corrigan
as Chimney sweep
Georges Renavent
as French Lieutenant
Olaf Hytten
as Telescope man
Jean De Briac
as Fisherman
John Blood
as Doorman
Elsa Buchanan
as Servant Girl
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