Lloyds of London (1936): Henry King’s Oscar Nominated Drama, Starring Tyrone Power

Henry King directed Lloyd’s of London, an historical drama, starring Freddie Bartholomew, Tyrone Power, Madeleine Carroll, and Guy Standing.

Lloyd’s of London
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Theatrical release poster

The supporting cast includes George Sanders, Virginia Field, and C. Aubrey Smith.

Loosely based on historical events, the film follows the dealings of a man who works for Lloyd’s of London during the Napoleonic Wars.

Lloyd’s of London was a hit, demonstrating that Tyrone Power, then only 22 and in his first starring role, could carry a film, and that the newly formed 20th Century Fox was a major Hollywood studio.

Oscar Nominations: 2

Interior Decoration: William S. Darling

Film Editing: Barbara McLean

Oscar Awards: None

Oscar Context:

The winner of Interior Decoration Oscar was Richard Day for Dodsworth.

Ralph Dawson won the Editing Award for Anthony Adverse.


Directed by Henry King
Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck, Kenneth Macgowan
Written by Walter Ferris, Curtis Kenyon, Ernest Pascal
Music by R.H. Bassett
David Buttolph
Cyril J. Mockridge
Cinematography Bert Glennon
Edited by Barbara McLean
Distributed by 20th Century Fox

Release date: November 25, 1936

Running time: 115 minutes
Budget $1 million
Box office $2 million