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The Virgin and the Gypsy Details


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. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi


Joanna Shimkus
as Yvette
Franco Nero
as Gypsy
Honor Blackman
as Mrs. Fawcett
Mark Burns
as Maj. Eastwood
Maurice Denham
as Rector
Fay Compton
as Grandma
Kay Walsh
as Aunt Cissie
Imogen Hassall
as Gypsy's Wife
Jeremy Bulloch
as Leo
Roy Holder
as Bob
Margo Andrew
as Ella
Janet Chappell
as Mary
Laurie Dale
as Thomas
Ray Holder
Lulu Davies


Kenneth Harper
Alan Plater
Bob Huke
Patrick Gowers
Musical Direction/Supervision
Patrick Gowers
Composer (Music Score)
Ronald Cass
Composer (Music Score)
Terry Knight
Production Designer
David Brockhurst
Art Director
Deirdre Clancy
Costume Designer
John Brommage
Sound/Sound Designer
Derek Whitehurst
First Assistant Director