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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, 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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Mrs. White
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Edwin Dacres
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Rev. Phillip Moss
Pauline Jameson ...
Mrs. Moss
Norman Bird ...
Mr. Cheeseman - undertaker
June Ellis ...
Mrs. Cheeseman
Hamilton Dyce ...
Bill Slim - grave digger
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Mrs. Rigby
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Mrs. Potts
Jack Bligh ...
Fred Strong
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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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Look at all the people
14 April 1999 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

This is a wonderful little movie. While it centers on the character played by Hayley Mills and her storyline, to me, its more about all the people in this British countryside community. Each one unique, down to earth, in close quarters interacting with each other. It fits all of them in a nice "tight" package. I'm very glad I just happened to see it.


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