Lloyds of London Reviews
(1936) Lloyd's Of London
Works almost like a book centering on two friends growing up to take different paths- one is Jonathan Blake who eventually works in an insurance firm while the other Horatio Nelson going to the direction of becoming an admiral of a ship.
There's so much going on that's it's hard to fit all of this in a two hour movie. Also, the movie doesn't showcase Horatio Nelson's life as much as Jonathon Blake's to grasp the feel of the ending that it presented.
footnote: This is one of 10 movies Tyrone Power made with director Henry King.
3 out of 4 stars
It turns the story into a romance that is very surprising for the time about a "rags to riches" man who saves first an investment at Lloyd's and then a woman, but the woman is married unhappily. Somehow it was alright, even back in that day, to have them commit adultery. It made me think of "An Affair to Remember", and how that film surprised me with its out and out adultery. Yet both these movies were successes, perhaps because they both touch on a theme of true love.
The story is much more than that but I don't want to give it away. But I enjoyed it despite its cheesy melodrama. It was a landmark film not only for Fox but also for the world given its interesting plot.