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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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Mrs. White
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Edwin Dacres
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Rev. Phillip Moss
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Mrs. Moss
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Mr. Cheeseman - undertaker
June Ellis ...
Mrs. Cheeseman
Hamilton Dyce ...
Bill Slim - grave digger
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Mrs. Rigby
Anne Blake ...
Mrs. Potts
Jack Bligh ...
Fred Strong
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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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This film was made under the working title, "Bats With Baby Faces", but John Mills was persuaded to change it on the grounds that people might think it was a Hammer horror movie about vampires. Many critics noted that the new title would simply be incomprehensible to the casual movie-goer, although it is approximately explained during the film. See more »

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Beautiful film
28 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love this film. It is very much a movie about a wild child. Haley acts very well and she truly becomes the character. This movie reminds me a lot of the 60s spirit of hippies, flower child and all that. It's about love and child-like spirit. Very sweet. The plot has issues, but I can overlook it because the movie is so sweet in a natural way. Like others have said, it is much better than her Disney movies.

To those who think the movie is rambling...it is, but I think it totally fits with the mood and theme of the movie. It is about a free spirit.

The English countryside is beautiful. Like someone else said, it makes me want to jump in the movie and run with her. It's a good advertisement for UK tourism.

Thanks TCM for showing this rare film.


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