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The Virgin and the Gypsy (1970) Poster

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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.
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Mark Burns was cast as Major Eastwood because a British star actor pulled out at the last moment.
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Part of a late 1960's cycle of made for the cinema filmed adaptations of stories by D.H. Lawrence. The films include The Fox (1967), Women in Love (1969) and The Virgin and the Gypsy (1970).
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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.
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The time and place that the movie is set was Northern England in 1921.
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"The Virgin and the Gypsy" was D.H. Lawrence's final unpublished novella.
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Director Christopher Miles has read over four hundred books about D.H. Lawrence.
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First British film of Italian actor Franco Nero.
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This picture's director Christopher Miles around eleven years after this film directed the D.H. Lawrence biopic Priest of Love (1981).
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Publicity for this picture declared that the film was "beautifully shot right in the heart of Lawrence country on the Derbyshire estates of the Dukes of Devonshire and Rutland near Matlock".
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