Barry Lydon is Stanley Kubrick's epic costume drama based on William Makepeace Thackeray's beautiful novel. It tells the story of a young rogue who wanders through life getting lost in various adventures, meeting his share of women and oddball characters.
When Redmond Barry (Ryan O'Neal) becomes jealous of Captain Quin's advances on Barry's beloved cousin, he challenges the man to a duel. Winning the duel, young Barry is forced to leave his home and his mother. He meets thieves, lonely soldier brides, Prussian army leaders, and British widows, inventing new stories about himself at every turn of the road.