Sky West and Crooked
|Sky West and Crooked|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||John Mills|
|Produced by||Jack Hanbury|
Mary Hayley Bell|
|Music by||Malcolm Arnold|
Rank Organization (UK)|
Continental Distributing (US)
Sky West and Crooked (known in the United States as Gypsy Girl) is a 1965 romantic drama film, featuring actress Hayley Mills. The film was directed by her father, John Mills, and was co-written by her mother, Mary Hayley Bell.
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The film begins when an eight-year-old Brydie White was with a playmate when he accidentally killed himself with a shotgun. Moving forward, Brydie [Hayley Mills] is a troubled seventeen-year-old girl, living in a small, isolated village in the West Country of England. It becomes apparent that, because they were alone in the churchyard, some of the adults in the village have always been suspicious of what actually happened, especially the father of her playmate whose shotgun killed his son. Their negative feelings and behaviour towards Brydie are compounded by their disapproval of the fact that her mother was not married to her late father. Her mother is a sad and lonely person who is not a good mother to Brydie, and she drinks heavily. A band of gypsies have recently taken up residence near the village, which some of the villagers are not at all pleased about, so, when one of the young gypsies, Roibin Krisenki [Ian McShane], takes a romantic interest in Brydie, emotions begin to run high in both communities.
- Hayley Mills as Brydie White
- Ian McShane as Roibin Krisenki
- Annette Crosbie as Mrs. White
- Laurence Naismith as Edwin Dacres
- Geoffrey Bayldon as Reverend Phillip Moss
- Pauline Jameson as Mrs. Moss
- Norman Bird as Mr. Cheeseman - undertaker
- June Ellis as Mrs. Cheeseman
- Hamilton Dyce as Bill Slim - grave digger
- Judith Furse as Mrs. Rigby
- Anne Blake as Mrs. Potts
- Jack Bligh as Fred Strong
- Michael Nightingale as Doctor
- Dafydd Havard as Schoolmaster
- Jacqueline Pearce as Cammellia
- Alan Lake as Camlo
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- "Gypsy Girl". Turner Classic Movies.
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