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The Virgin and the Gypsy (1970)

Film adaptation from the novel by D.H. Lawrence, discovered after the celebrated author's death in 1930, a romantic love story tells of a prim young English girl who is sexually attracted ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joanna Shimkus ...
Yvette
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The Gypsy
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Mrs. Fawcett
Mark Burns ...
Major Eastwood
Fay Compton ...
Grandma
Maurice Denham ...
The Rector
Kay Walsh ...
Aunt Cissie
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The Gypsy's Wife
Harriet Harper ...
Lucille
Norman Bird ...
Uncle Fred
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Leo
Ray Holder ...
Bob
Margo Andrew ...
Ella
Jan Chappell ...
Mary (as Janet Chappell)
Helen Booth ...
Cook
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Film adaptation from the novel by D.H. Lawrence, discovered after the celebrated author's death in 1930, a romantic love story tells of a prim young English girl who is sexually attracted to a seductively virile gypsy. The climatic dam burst is linked with the consummation of her desire. Written by alfiehitchie

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28 August 1970 (France)  »

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A Virgem e o Cigano  »

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The film was made and released about forty years after its source novella by D.H. Lawrence had been first published posthumously in 1930. The story had been written by Lawrence in 1926 which was around forty-four years prior to this picture. See more »

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Keep Your Hand On Your Halfpenny
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Missed Opportunity
19 August 2007 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

Obviously made to cash in on "Women In Love" but lacking in the former's brooding atmosphere or rampant sensuality, The Virgin & The Gypsy promises much but fails to deliver.

The racy (for its time) title and the full-on nudity of its predecessor must have brought out the dirty mac brigade in droves when it was released. If so, they were to be sorely disappointed. Here we find Franco "Sex On Legs" Nero paired with an unremarkable lead actress of charisma-bypass proportions. No chemistry between them. None.

The editing seems to be remarkably clumsy and I've yet to see a print that has been remastered which all adds to the the impression of a moth-eaten also-ran. The pace is slow. The production values are cheap. It's just not very good.


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