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Lady Caroline Lamb (1972)

PG  |   |  Drama, History, Romance  |  22 December 1972 (Ireland)
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A noblewoman doomed to a loveless marriage falls into a scandalous affair with the dashing Lord Byron.

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A noblewoman doomed to a loveless marriage falls into a scandalous affair with the dashing Lord Byron.

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England expected an affaire. Caroline gave them history.

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Drama | History | Romance

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22 December 1972 (Ireland)  »

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(Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

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The film shows Lady Caroline dying "of a broken heart" as a young woman soon after her separation from her husband. In reality, she lived on into middle age, many years after the end of her marriage, and died more prosaically of influenza. See more »

Quotes

ADC to Wellington: [Caroline has just slashed her wrists] Good God, your Grace! She just tried to kill herself!
Duke of Wellington: Nonsense, me boy. No difficulty about killing yourself, if you really mean to.
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Referenced in The Films of Robert Bolt (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Waltz No.1, Op. 50B
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Music by Frédéric Chopin
Arranged by Lawrence Ashmore
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It is 40 years old after all...
29 July 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I first saw this film on holiday in London c1973 when it was first released. It was showing at the prestigious Odean Cinema in London & I recall at the time this film was such a 'big deal' that the we were given (or bought) a large glossy souvenir program that came with the film. It was treated like we were attending the opera or theater. Look at the line up of big names who were a part of this. Laurence Olivier, John Mills, Ralph Richardson, Margaret Leighton & 'super star' Richard Chamberlain after his 'Dr Kildare' fame.

Forty years on it all seems rather ordinary and we know that Bolt was rather loose with the historical facts. But I still enjoyed seeing it again remembering that first time I saw it all those years ago. In fact, some of the best work Richard Chamberlain would do was in the 5-6 years he lived in the UK and about the time he made this. And even now I give it an 8/10


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