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Lady Caroline Lamb (1972)

Lady Caroline Lamb

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Robert Bolt's historical drama, set in England during the 19th century, is an account of Lady Caroline (Sarah Miles), wife of a Parliament member (Jon Finch) who begins a notorious affair with Lord Byron (Richard Chamberlain).more
Rating: PG
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Robert Bolt
On DVD: Dec 18, 2007
Runtime:
United Artists

Cast

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
Michael Wilding
as Lord Holland
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
John Rapley
as 2nd Partner
Ivor Slater
as Chatsworth Domo
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Critic Reviews for Lady Caroline Lamb

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Variety
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for Lady Caroline Lamb

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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SEE the slow paced but dramatic film here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9hMutAcx-s


NOTES:

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).

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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


Directed by

Robert Bolt

Produced by
Fernando Ghia

Written by
Robert Bolt

Music by
Richard Rodney Bennett

Cinematography
Oswald Morris

Distributed by
MGM-EMI (UK)
United Artists (US)

Release dates
1973

Language
English

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