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The Virgin and the Gypsy (1970)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  28 August 1970 (France)
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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 ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joanna Shimkus ...
The Gypsy
Mrs. Fawcett
Mark Burns ...
Major Eastwood
Fay Compton ...
Maurice Denham ...
The Rector
Kay Walsh ...
Aunt Cissie
Imogen Hassall ...
The Gypsy's Wife
Harriet Harper ...
Norman Bird ...
Uncle Fred
Jeremy Bulloch ...
Ray Holder ...
Margo Andrew ...
Jan Chappell ...
Mary (as Janet Chappell)
Helen Booth ...


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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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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