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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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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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PG | See all certifications »
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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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Around at least just under a dozen or eleven cast and crew worked on both this film and the earlier David Lean picture Ryan's Daughter (1970). 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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Connections

Referenced in The Films of Robert Bolt (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Waltz No.1, Op. 50B
(uncredited)
Music by Frédéric Chopin
Arranged by Lawrence Ashmore
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It's the raw humaness and beauty that holds me.
9 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

I loved this film the first time I watched it more than a dozen years ago. It does not surprise me that the writer and director Mr. Robert Bolt was a playwright-this film captures the best of what makes a film and a play, which is a very unusual occurrence.

This film always-always captivates me with it's genius beginning-the camera is the mind of the director and writer and this mind is a brilliant and passionate one! The first minute of this film reveals Sarah Miles' character, Lady Caroline Lamb, perfectly. The rest of the film is just as honest and raw. I suppose it's the raw humaness and beauty of this film that holds me and shall always cause me to hold this film so much higher than others. I am willing to bet that because Mr. Bolt was a playwright that he had a high respect for the craft of acting-perhaps this is another reason the film is so rich-the actors are given the time to do their art. Thanks to Mr. Bolt and Sarah Miles for coming together and bringing into the world this beautiful, poetic and tender work.


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