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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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Yvette
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The Gypsy
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Mrs. Fawcett
Mark Burns ...
Major Eastwood
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Grandma
Maurice Denham ...
The Rector
Kay Walsh ...
Aunt Cissie
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The Gypsy's Wife
Harriet Harper ...
Lucille
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Uncle Fred
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Leo
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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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Drama | Romance

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R | See all certifications »
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28 August 1970 (France)  »

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A Virgem e o Cigano  »

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Fay Compton replaced Margaret Rutherford as Grandma at short notice after Rutherford reportedly became unwell. Rutherford had aged considerably and was finding it difficult to learn and remember lines of dialogue. See more »

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The Charleston Hop
Ronald Cass & Peter Myers
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Inspired to dust off my Dexy's Midnight Runners collection
13 August 2003 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews



Browsing through and cataloguing my tapes just now (I genuinely had nothing better to do) I found this film 'The Virgin and the Gypsy', which I must have taped off channel 5 some time back for the sole purpose of forwarding through to the saucy bits, weapon at the ready and perched alertly over the remote.

Now that I'm too old for such shenanigans (and not living at home has taken away the 'someone-could-walk-in-at-any-minute' edge), I thought I'd actually watch the film.

To summarise, it's not that great, not that bad, some nice photography, I just found out the main bird is Mrs Sidney Poitier, she is very good looking in it, but provides very little amusement for adolescent armchair residents, especially in these days of the internet (where nothing less than a horse-midget combo will do). And I reckon the guy (the 'Gypsy' of the title) inspired Kevin Rowland's Dexy's 'look'.


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