Lady Caroline Lamb (1972)
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as Lady Caroline Lamb
as Lord Byron
as William Lamb
as Duke of Wellington
as Lady Melbourne
as Lord Holland
as Lady Bessborough
as Miss Milbanke
as Government Minister
as Mr. Potter
as Lady Pont
as St. John
as Girl In Blue
as Irish housekeeper
as Miss Fairfax
as Wellington's Aide de...
as Restaurant Functiona...
as Mrs. Buller
as Lady Holland
as Black Pug
as 1st Partner
as 2nd Partner
as Chatsworth Domo
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Well made romance drama, forbidden love is fact based on a true story between poet Lord Byron and authoress Lady Lamb.
The film's failure dissuaded director Bolt from further directorial work, and may have contributed to his breakup with actress Sarah Miles (who starred as Lady Lamb).
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Lady Caroline Lamb was a British aristocrat and novelist, best known for her affair with Lord Byron in 1812. Her husband was William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, who later became Prime Minister.
"The film charts the doomed romantic course for Lady Caroline Lamb (Sarah Miles), beginning with her marriage to the politically promising William Lamb (Jon Finch) and continuing with her scandalous affair with Byron (Richard Chamberlain). The film then chronicles Lady Caroline Lamb's supreme sacrifice on behalf of her husband's political career." ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi
Great performance by Richard Chamberlain as Lord Byron and Sarah Miles as Lady Lamb. Chamberlain is perhaps best known for his Dr. Kildare television series and the mini-series The Thorn Birds.
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1 The film received mixed critical reviews, and was a box-office failure; it was criticized both for its historical inaccuracies (the timing of William Lamb's political career, the portrayal of Byron as a tall, handsome man who lacked his characteristic limp) and for its own (lack of) merits.
2 Positive reviews praised Miles' performance and Bolt's direction, which was clearly inspired by his frequent collaborator David Lean (of Lawrence of Arabia fame).
Sarah Miles as Lady Caroline Lamb
Jon Finch as William Lamb
Richard Chamberlain as Lord Byron
John Mills as Canning
Margaret Leighton as Lady Melbourne
Pamela Brown as Lady Bessborough
Silvia Monti as Miss Millbanke
Ralph Richardson as King George IV
Laurence Olivier as Duke of Wellington
Caterina Boratto Caterina Boratto
Michael Wilding as Lord Holland
Peter Bull as Minister
Charles Carson as Potter
Sonia Dresdel as Lady Pont
Nicholas Field as St. John
Felicity Gibson as Girl in Blue
[img]http://www.richardchamberlain.net/additionsfromjuly2011/006_LADYC-BYRON.jpg[/img] Lord Byron
Richard Rodney Bennett
United Artists (US)
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