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      Lady Caroline Lamb

      PG 1972 2h 3m History Drama List
      17% Tomatometer 6 Reviews 13% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings Lord Melbourne's (Jon Finch) wife (Sarah Miles) has a scandalous affair with Lord Byron (Richard Chamberlain) in early 1800s London. Read More Read Less

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      Pauline Kael New Yorker Robert Bolt appears to think that the shopworn conceits of old trash become “‘filmic’’ gestures when they're staged big enough -- and with a full orchestra sighing, throbbing, and moping. Sep 29, 2023 Full Review Variety Staff Variety If it’s that relative rarity, a lushly, unabashedly romantic -- yet tastefully executed -- tale that you relish, then Lady Caroline Lamb is your likely cup of tea. Jul 22, 2008 Full Review Time Out Staff Time Out It is impossible to take seriously on a historical or an ideas level -- the 2D characters refuse to be plugged in to anything beyond the studio sets around them. On the other hand, the film won't deliver Hollywood-type glamour either. Jun 24, 2006 Full Review Judith Crist Texas Monthly The result is a creakingly old-fashioned costume melodrama splattered with historic facts that succeed only in clashing with the fiction. Jun 12, 2020 Full Review Dick Lochte Los Angeles Free Press Whatever else it may fail at, Lady Caroline Lamb is a theatrical motion picture, which is more than can be said about some other current features that should have gone directly to the Late Show. Jan 3, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Lana L The director doesn't let truth stand in the way of his script. First scene with Lord Byron is a fight scene. I thought he had a club foot and walked with a pronounced limp, no sign of that. The whole thing seems more camp than serious. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 12/25/23 Full Review Audience Member I saw this years ago and I truly enjoyed it. It is a period drama about the affair between Lady Caroline Lamb and George, Lord Byron. I am fond of both the period and films made about the period, so this one was right up my alley. I consider it to be a good, not great film. The acting is good and believable. One definitely feels sympathy for Lady Caroline's poor, suffering husband! I get very annoyed with Lady Caroline, because I feel as if women should have better sense than to throw themselves int o so much jeopardy for a man who does not want them - yet this is from a true story where a woman did exactly that. I understand the current DVD of it is a poor transfer, so do be cautious about judging this film based on that. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Audience Member Lady Caroline Lamb, the politician's wife who made Sally Bercow appear shy and retiring. It was Lady Caroline who during their notorious affair first described Lord Byron as "mad, bad, and dangerous to know", but the phrase might just as well have been applied to her. Eventually her long suffering husband is advised to set her aside for the sake of his career and goes on to become first Chief Secretary for Ireland, then Home Secretary and eventually Prime Minister, topped off by having an entire antipodean city (Melbourne) named after him. Rejected by everyone, Lady Caroline dies brokenhearted. A film that now looks quite dated, even for a period drama, but which is worth seeing just for its superb cast. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Audience Member WOW......WOW.....WOW.....SO SO SO SO SO BAD......MAN THIS IS SUCH AN AWFUL MESSY MESSY MOVIE 2 WATCH, IT IS SO SO SO SO DREADFUL, IT IS SUCH AN AWFUL MOVIE 2 WATCH, IT IS SO SO SO AWFUL MOVIE 2 WATCH, IT IS SO SO SO DREADFUL, IT IS SO SO SO DREADFUL, IT IS SUCH AN AWFUL MOVIE 2 WATCH IT IS SUCH AN AWFUL MESSY MOVIE 2 WATCH.......WARNING THIS MOVIE CONTAINS STROBE LIGHTNING EFFECTS THROUGHOUT THIS MOVIE......MAN THIS IS SUCH AN AWFUL MOVIE 2 WATCH, IT IS SUCH AN AWFUL MESSY MOVIE 2 WATCH, IT IS SUCH AN AWFUL MOVIE 2 WATCH, IT IS SUCH A BAD MOVIE 2 WATCH, JUST AVOID THIS MOVIE AT ALL IT IS SUCH A BAD MOVIE 2 WATCH, JUST AVOID THIS MOVIE AT ALL COSTS IT IS THAT BAD.....JUST DO NOT WATCH THIS MOVIE IT IS SO AWFUL.......ITS GOT A GOOD SOUNDTRACK THROUGHOUT THIS MOVIE.....BUT MAN THIS MOVIE IS SO SO SO AWFUL 2 WATCH.... Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member 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). [img][/img] Sara Miles 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. [img][/img] Richard Chamberlain as Byron SEE the slow paced but dramatic film here: 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). [img][/img] 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][/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 [img][/img] Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member As a costume drama it bears all the hallmarks and themes of a classic novel, but the main problem with the film is its lacks of historical accuracy. It takes real people and a real love affair that the romantic poet Byron was involved in, however most of what we see is a fabrication. Although it's not a bad movie it's hard to understand its relevance. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Lord Melbourne's (Jon Finch) wife (Sarah Miles) has a scandalous affair with Lord Byron (Richard Chamberlain) in early 1800s London.
      Robert Bolt
      Robert Bolt
      Production Co
      Vides Cinematografica, Tomorrow Entertainment
      History, Drama
      Original Language
      English (United Kingdom)
      Release Date (DVD)
      Dec 18, 2007
      2h 3m