The Virgin and the Gypsy

The Virgin and the Gypsy

Joanna Shimkus
Director: Christopher Miles Cast: Joanna Shimkus
Joanna Shimkus
, Franco Nero
Franco Nero
, Honor Blackman
Honor Blackman
Christopher Miles


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This melodrama is taken from a story by D.H. Lawrence. Yvette (Joanna Shimkus) and her sister Lucille (Harriet Harper) are two country girls who return home after attending a provincial school. Yvette is smitten by the sight of a handsome gypsy (Franco Nero). Her stern matriarchal grandmother (Fay Compton) objects, but Yvette continues to see the dashing young man who awakens her sexual curiosity. She is comforted by Mrs. Fawcett (Honor Blackman) and Major Eastwood (Mark Burns), two people living in sin, much to the chagrin of the moralistic townsfolk. Yvette and the gypsy finally engage in a forbidden romantic encounter after weeks of longing gazes and social disapproval from friends and family on both sides.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/09/2007
UPC: 0029502533083
Original Release: 1970
Rating: R
Source: Televista
Region Code: 0
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:35:00
Sales rank: 46,736

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joanna Shimkus Yvette
Franco Nero Gypsy
Honor Blackman Mrs. Fawcett
Mark Burns Maj. Eastwood
Maurice Denham Rector
Fay Compton Grandma
Kay Walsh Aunt Cissie
Harriet Harper Lucille
Norman Bird Uncle Fred
Imogen Hassall Gypsy's Wife
Jeremy Bulloch Leo
Roy Holder Bob
Margo Andrew Ella
Janet Chappell Mary
Helen Booth Cook
Laurie Dale Thomas

Technical Credits
Christopher Miles Director
David Brockhurst Art Director
John Brommage Sound/Sound Designer
Ronald Cass Score Composer
Deirdre Clancy Costumes/Costume Designer
Paul Davies Editor
Patrick Gowers Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Kenneth Harper Producer
Bob Huke Cinematographer
Robert Huke Cinematographer
Terry Knight Production Designer
Peter Myers Score Composer
Alan Plater Screenwriter
Derek Whitehurst Asst. Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Virgin and the Gypsy
1. Home [9:37]
2. Compromise [7:36]
3. Outing [4:53]
4. Fortune [6:33]
5. A Visitor [12:51]
6. Friday [9:35]
7. Revue [6:25]
8. A Dream [4:36]
9. Trouble [14:38]
10. Desire [3:59]
11. Party [4:40]
12. Together [9:52]

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