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Gypsy Girl is a 1966 romantic drama directed and produced by John Mills, written by his wife Mary Hayley Bell, and starring his daughter Hayley Mills as Brydie White, a mentally challenged teen who becomes obsessed with death after the accidental shooting death of a childhood friend. Brydie's mother (Annette Crosbie) is an alcoholic who neglects and abuses her daughter, treating Brydie like a child even though Brydie is blossoming into womanhood. Brydie's fascination with death leads her to find solace by burying dead animals in the local church graveyard, a habit that horrifies the religious townspeople who demand she be locked up. Brydie befriends a handsome and gentle young gypsy boy named Roiben (Ian McShane), and together they face the challenges of misunderstanding and prejudice in a small country town. Originally titled "Sky West and Crooked", a reference to Brydie's mental illness, Gypsy Girl is an understated yet moving coming of age story and a timeless classic.