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Lady Caroline Lamb (1972)

Lady Caroline Lamb





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Screenwriter Robert Bolt's directorial debut is a lushly romantic saga concerning the 1812 love affair between the wife of William Lamb, Lord of Melbourne, and the author of the poem Childe Harold, Lord Byron. Excited and embarrassed by the attendant affections heaped upon him, Byron found his writing talent waning, and in 1813 the lovers ended their affair. In her first novel, Glenarvon in 1816, Lady Lamb included a satiric portrait of her former lover. But when she later witnessed Byron's funeral in 1828, she was so affected by his death she never mentally recovered from the trauma. 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.more
Rating: PG
Genre: Drama
Directed By: ,
Written By: Robert Bolt
On DVD: Dec 18, 2007
United Artists


Sarah Miles
as Lady Caroline Lamb
Jon Finch
as William Lamb
Laurence Olivier
as Duke of Wellington
John Mills
as Canning
Margaret Leighton
as Lady Melbourne
Pamela Brown
as Lady Bessborough
Silvia Monti
as Miss Milbanke
Peter Bull
as Government Minister
Charles Carson
as Mr. Potter
Sonia Dresdel
as Lady Pont
Felicity Gibson
as Girl In Blue
Robert H. Harris
as Apothecary
Paddy Joyce
as Irish housekeeper
Janet Key
as Miss Fairfax
Robert Mill
as Wellington's Aide de...
Norman Mitchell
as Restaurant Functiona...
Maureen Pryor
as Mrs. Buller
Fanny Rowe
as Lady Holland
Roy Stewart
as Black Pug
Ralph Truman
as Admiral
Joyce Carey
as Marquise
Preston Lockwood
as 1st Partner
Michael Wilding
as Lord Holland
John Rapley
as 2nd Partner
Ivor Slater
as Chatsworth Domo
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