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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.



Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lady Caroline Lamb
... William Lamb
... Lord Byron
... Canning
... Lady Melbourne
Pamela Brown ... Lady Bessborough
... Miss Milbanke
... George IV
... Duke of Wellington
... Minister
... Potter
... Lady Pont
Nicholas Field ... St. John
Felicity Gibson ... Girl in Blue


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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22 December 1972 (Ireland)  »

Also Known As:

Lady Caroline  »

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(Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

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2.35 : 1
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Both actor John Mills and actress Sarah Miles had previously collaborated with writer Robert Bolt on David Lean's Ryan's Daughter (1970). See more »


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 QI: Lenses (2014) See more »


Music by Lacout
Arranged by Lawrence Ashmore
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Laurence Olivier as Lord wellington makes the movie!!
5 May 2000 | by See all my reviews

Boy, can women make fools over themselves and over such a cute little boy as Lord Byron!!! Lord Lamb is made to look a lamb indeed, as he continually forgives his neurotic/crazy wife for affairs that other women, including his own mother, have left and right but with discretion!! It reminded me of the hooraw over poor Pres. Clinton and his dalliance with the hooker/I mean aide, and the hypocritical rantings of Newt Gingrich who was doing the same thing all the time,.....but DISCREETLY. My goodness, aren't we just like the English!!! Since I don't really know the history, other than that the Brittannica says that she made a scene at some Lady's party...boy, did she ever!!! cutting her wrists and bleeding all over everybody's ball gowns. The mother, former mistress of George IV is quite intelligent and not half-bad. I loved all the costumes and the histrionics myself. Just to look at all those palatial estates was worth the price of the movie!!

And of course, Olivier is different in every movie! How I miss him!

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