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Bad Lord Byron (1949)

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George Gordon, aka Lord Byron, the clubfooted 19th-century poet with the uncontrollable libido, is played by Dennis Price in this lavish British chocolate-box epic. From the vantage point of his deathbed, Byron recalls his life and many loves, imagining that he's pleading his case before a celestial court. Joan Greenwood looks like she's just stepped out of a portrait frame as Lady Caroline Lamb (whose own sordid story would also be filmed in due time). Her performance is far more persuasive than that of Dennis Price, who seems less libertine than precocious as Byron. Roundly ridiculed by British film critics in 1949, The Bad Lord Byron has stood the test of time -- not really a classic, but an acceptable rainy-day wallow. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Dennis Price
as Lord Byron
Joan Greenwood
as Lady Caroline Lamb
Mai Zetterling
as Teresa Guiccioli
Sonia Holm
as Annabella Milbanks
Linden Travers
as Augusta Leigh
Leslie Dwyer
as Fletcher
Raymond Lovell
as John Cam Hobhouse
Archie Duncan
as John Murray
Irene Browne
as Lady Melbourne
Denis O'Dea
as Prosecution Counsel
Cyril Chamberlain
as Defending Counsel
John Stone
as Lord Clark
Ernst Thesiger
as Count Guiccioli
Nora Swinburne
as Lady Jersey
Henry Oscar
as Count Gamba
Barry Jones
as Col. Stonhope
Liam Gaffney
as Tom Moore
Betty Lynne
as Signora Segati
John Salew
as Samuel Rogers
Gerard Heinz
as Austrian Officer
Richard Molinas
as Gondolier
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