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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Lady Caroline  »

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(Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

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Composer Richard Rodney Bennett based his later viola and orchestra "Elegy for Lady Caroline Lamb" (aka "Lady Caroline Lamb: Elegy for Viola and Orchestra") on part of his music score from this picture. 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 »

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Music by Lacout
Arranged by Lawrence Ashmore
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One of the best curtain lines ever!
17 April 2003 | by (Portland, Oregon) – See all my reviews

After enduring Robert Bolt's rather turgid retelling of Lady Caroline Lamb's ill-fated love and finding myself, once again, unable to warm to his real-life wife (at the time), the rather tiresome Sarah Miles, the whole enterprise was redeemed by that fabulously funny curtain line. When told that Lady Caroline has died of a broken heart, one of her chief female detractors faces the camera (through the lace curtains of a window, I seem to recall) and hisses, (Alas! I'm not quoting verbatim, since I haven't seen this since its theatrical release, but here goes...) "She would!, wouldn't she?!?" I laughed all the way out to the parking lot. Not available on video, apparently, and if they do unearth this bit of cinematic costume jewellry (not really a precious gem, mind you), let us hope that it will be on DVD where the Panavision/widescreen ratio will be preserved.


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