Lloyd’s of London, 1936

Lloyd’s of London is a satisfying historical drama. In 1770, two best friends part. Jonathan Blake (Tyrone Power) goes to Lloyd’s Coffee house; Horatio Nelson goes to sea. The movie tells of Jonathan Blake’s rise from urchin to wealthy and successful leader of an insurance syndicate. Along with Blake’s love for Lady Elizabeth and Nelson’s love of England, the enduring friendship of Blake and Nelson is the central theme. Guy Standing is enjoyable as Mister Angerstein, Blake’s mentor at Lloyd’s. It’s not without elements of melodrama, but Lloyd’s of London is a good movie I’ll watch again.

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