Dramatization of the notorious sex scandal between Lady Caroline and the renowned poet, Lord Byron. Openly flaunting her affair, Lady Caroline shocked 19th century Great Britain.
Based on actual events, this film tells the story of England's Lady Caroline Lamb, and her scandalous affair with the famous poet Lord George Gordon Byron. During the early 1800s, the headstrong Lady Caroline was married to successful politician William Lamb, who, years later would become Prime Minister. However, she was also drawn to the flamboyant, controversial and romantic poet Lord Byron. Their passionate -- and open -- affair led to public scrutiny and controversy, and threatened her husband's career. Caroline was forced to choose between the two men, a decision that would ruin the rest of her life...
Color by Eastmancolor.
Co-produced by Pulsar Productions (UK) and Vides (Italy).
Distributed by Tomorrow Enterprises (via United Artists) in the USA.
Directorial debut for screenwriter Robert Bolt. He had formerly written the scripts for "Dr. Zhivago" and "Ryan's Daughter."
Actress Sarah Miles is the wife of Robert Bolt.
Viola solo by Peter Mark with the New Philharmonia Orchestra.
Additional cast: Silvia Monti (Miss Milbanke); Sonia Dresdel (Lady Pont); Nicholas Field (St. John); Felicity Gibson (Girl in Blue); Paddy Joyce (Irish Housekeeper); Bernard Kay (Benson); Janet Key (Miss Fairfax); Mario Maranzana (Coachman); Robert Mill (ADC to Wellington); Norman Mitchell (Restaurant Functionary); Fanny Rowe (Lady Holland); and Stephen Sheppard (Buckham).