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Lady Caroline Lamb (1972)

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

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Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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William Lamb
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Canning
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Pamela Brown ...
Lady Bessborough
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Miss Milbanke
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George IV
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Minister
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Potter
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Lady Pont
Nicholas Field ...
St. John
Felicity Gibson ...
Girl in Blue
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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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2.35 : 1
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Writer-director Robert Bolt originally wanted longtime collaborator David Lean to direct this project from the screenplay that he penned. The two had previously collaborated on Doctor Zhivago (1965), Ryan's Daughter (1970) and Lawrence of Arabia (1962). However, Lean was not interested in doing this film, so Bolt directed the picture himself. See more »

Quotes

Buckham: [Caroline and Buckham have been watching Byron bare-knuckle boxing] Haven't seen you about, milord.
Lord Byron: No sir, haven't been about.
Lady Caroline Lamb: Where *have* you been?
Lord Byron: I've been in Turkey.
Lady Caroline Lamb: Turkey? Was Turkey interesting?
Lord Byron: Yes ma'am, very.
Buckham: Was that where you learned to fight like a *savage*?
Lord Byron: No sir, I learned that at Harrow.
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Referenced in The Films of Robert Bolt (1972) See more »

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Waltz No.1, Op. 50B
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Music by Frédéric Chopin
Arranged by Lawrence Ashmore
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In Praise of "Lady Caroline Lamb"
8 November 1999 | by See all my reviews

This is a beautiful picture and makes me cry every time I watch it. Also Richard Chamberlain is fantastic as Lord Byron. Sarah Miles give a wonderful portrayal of the tragic woman. Anyone who can't appreciate this film has no knowledge of Lamb's inner feelings. I loved it and am glad there was a film made about one of history's most slandered women.


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