The Virgin and the Gypsy


1h 35m 1970

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
Jan 1970
Premiere Information
New York opening: 30 Jun 1970
Production Company
Kenwood Films
Distribution Company
Chevron Pictures
Country
United Kingdom
Screenplay Information
Based on the novella The Virgin and the Gypsy by D. H. Lawrence (London, 1930).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color

Synopsis

Yvette and her sister Lucille return to northern England in the early 1920s after attending finishing school in France. Their father, a village rector, runs a very restrictive household which the sisters share with their demanding grandmother, spinster Aunt Cissie, and Uncle Fred. Lucille finds a job, but Yvette becomes restless in the rectory atmosphere. The rector's wife, who ran away with a lover many years ago, is held to blame for Yvette's independent behavior. The sisters go driving one day with Leo, the son of a village businessman, and they meet a handsome gypsy who tells their fortunes. Yvette becomes infatuated with the gypsy and later visits his camp. There she meets Mrs. Fawcett, a divorcée, and Major Eastwood, who defy the scorn of the townspeople by openly living together. Her visits continue, and she finds that she can freely discuss her dawning sexual feelings with the couple. Meanwhile, to enliven her life at the rectory, Yvette has promised her father to stage a revue for the benefit of the church, but she is dismayed when he bars the unmarried couple from attendance. Later, while she is at home with her grandmother, a dam bursts and sends a flood sweeping through the rectory. The grandmother is killed, but the gypsy arrives in time to rescue Yvette, and he carries her upstairs where they make love. The next morning the waters have receded and the gypsy has gone, but Yvette has freed herself of her inhibitions and leaves the village with Mrs. Fawcett and Major Eastwood.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
Jan 1970
Premiere Information
New York opening: 30 Jun 1970
Production Company
Kenwood Films
Distribution Company
Chevron Pictures
Country
United Kingdom
Screenplay Information
Based on the novella The Virgin and the Gypsy by D. H. Lawrence (London, 1930).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color

Quotes

Trivia

Notes

Opened in London in June 1970.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1970

Released in United States 1970

The United Kingdom