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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. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

Cast

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
Timothy Dalton
Preston Lockwood
as 1st Partner
Robert Mill
as Wellington's Aide de Camp
Norman Mitchell
as Restaurant Functionary
John Rapley
as 2nd Partner
Ralph Richardson
as George IV
Laurence Olivier
as Duke of Wellington
Caterina Boratto
Silvia Monti
as Miss Milbanke
Peter Bull
as Government Minister
Charles Carson
as Mr. Potter
Sonia Dresdel
as Lady Pont
Nicholas Field
as St. John
Felicity Gibson
as Girl In Blue
Paddy Joyce
as Irish housekeeper
Bernard Kay
as Benson
Janet Key
as Miss Fairfax
Mario Maranzana
as Coachman
Trevor Peacock
as Agent
Maureen Pryor
as Mrs. Buller
Ralph Truman
as Admiral
Michael Wilding, Sr.
as Lord Holland
Robert Harris
as Apothecary
John Moffatt
as Murray
Fanny Rowe
as Lady Holland
Nicholas Field
as St. John
Robert Harris
as Apothecary
Laurence Olivier
as Duke of Wellington
John Moffatt
as Murray
Robert Mill
as Wellington's Aide de Camp
Preston Lockwood
as 1st Partner
John Rapley
as 2nd Partner
Trevor Peacock
as Agent
Michael Wilding, Sr.
as Lord Holland
Ralph Truman
as Admiral
Maureen Pryor
as Mrs. Buller
Sonia Dresdel
as Lady Pont
Ralph Richardson
as George IV
Mario Maranzana
as Coachman
Felicity Gibson
as Girl In Blue
Paddy Joyce
as Irish housekeeper
Peter Bull
as Government Minister
Norman Mitchell
as Restaurant Functionary
Bernard Kay
as Benson
Janet Key
as Miss Fairfax
Charles Carson
as Mr. Potter
Silvia Monti
as Miss Milbanke

Crew

Robert Bolt
Director
Bernard Williams
Producer
Franco Cristaldi
Producer
Robert Bolt
Screenwriter
Oswald Morris
Cinematographer
Richard Rodney Bennett
Composer (Music Score)
Marcus Dods
Musical Direction/Supervision
Norman Savage
Editor
Carmen Dillon
Art Director
Vernon Dixon
Set Designer
David Tringham
First Assistant Director
Eleanor Fazan
Choreography
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