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Gypsy Girl (1966)

Sky West and Crooked (original title)
A young, lonely, emotionally challenged teenage girl finds solace in burying dead animals after the sudden traumatic death of a childhood friend 10 years earlier.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mrs. White
Edwin Dacres
Geoffrey Bayldon ...
Rev. Phillip Moss
Pauline Jameson ...
Mrs. Moss
Mr. Cheeseman - undertaker
June Ellis ...
Mrs. Cheeseman
Hamilton Dyce ...
Bill Slim - grave digger
Mrs. Rigby
Anne Blake ...
Mrs. Potts
Jack Bligh ...
Fred Strong
Michael Nightingale ...
Wyn Jones ...
Dafydd Havard ...


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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January 1966 (USA)  »

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Gypsy Girl  »

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First film of Jacqueline Pearce. See more »


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A beautiful haunting movie
27 January 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This movie is such a gem. I loved it as a young girl, and love it now as an adult. It is a simple, yet moving movie. Hayley mills gives a fine performance....much deeper than most of her other movie performances. The English countryside is quite breathtaking in this movie. I was in love with Ian Mcshane after watching this movie as a child.

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