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Gypsy Girl (1965)
"Sky West and Crooked" (original title)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  January 1966 (USA)
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A young, lonely, mentaly retarded teenage girl finds solace in burying dead animals after the sudden death of a friend of hers.

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Mrs. White
Laurence Naismith ...
Edwin Dacres
Geoffrey Bayldon ...
Rev. Phillip Moss
Pauline Jameson ...
Mrs. Moss
Norman Bird ...
Mr. Cheeseman - undertaker
June Ellis ...
Mrs. Cheeseman
Hamilton Dyce ...
Bill Slim - grave digger
Judith Furse ...
Mrs. Rigby
Anne Blake ...
Mrs. Potts
Jack Bligh ...
Fred Strong
Michael Nightingale ...
Doctor
Wyn Jones ...
Miller
Dafydd Havard ...
Schoolmaster
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Seventeen year old Brydie White is emotionally stunted due to an accidental shooting death with which she was involved when she was an adolescent, the incident which she doesn't remember. Mrs. White, a widow, recluse and alcoholic, still treats her daughter like a child, although she pays her daughter little attention. However, Brydie is physically becoming a young woman. Always fascinated by death, Brydie's new pastime is to bury any dead animal in the local church graveyard. She has convinced all the young children of her small English rural town to do the same, the animal plots complete with grave markers. These animal burials are the last straw for many of the townsfolk, who see Brydie as a menace and bad influence who should be locked away. The vicar, Reverend Phillip Moss, although as perturbed by the animal graves as anyone, does understand Brydie's position more than anyone in the town and wants to do what is best for her. When it looks that Brydie is in some real danger, ... Written by Huggo

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My favourite Hayley Mills film
28 August 2000 | by (London, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

I've seen every movie Hayley Mills was in (except for "The Truth About Spring"), from age 20 and under, and I like this one the best. You won't find this on video--it aired here on t.v. at about 3:00 am, and I was lucky to tape it. Just like anonymous from N.Y. said, you almost watch this movie more for the many interesting people than for the plot. The plot itself is pretty simple--Brydie White is a 17 year old girl who meets a gypsy named Roibin, and the two fall instantly in love, almost like their under a spell. However, it's the personalities that the characters are given that make this story different. Brydie is an innocent, somewhat simple girl, who's friends with all the children in the village. Hayley Mills was excellent in her portrayal of this lonely girl. Ian McShane did a good job as well, forever gazing about with those soulful eyes. The song sung at the beginning of the movie sets the right mood from the start. Another thing that I liked about "Gypsy Girl" was that throughout the movie Brydie and Roibin's love stayed innocent. If at all possible, try to track down this movie, or ask a local t.v. station to air it. It's a shame that such a beautiful film has only been seen by a few.


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