Jassy (1947)

UK,
100m
35mm film, Technicolor, 1.37:1
mono, English

A British romantic drama with fantasy elements directed by Bernard Knowles.

Plot Summary

Christopher Hatton loses his ancestral home, Mordelaine, while gambling and his son Barney takes Jassy, a psychic gypsy woman, under his wing and gets her a job at Mordelaine.

Credits

* = uncredited

Crew
Directed by: Bernard Knowles
Copyright 1947 by Gainsborough Pictures (1928) Limited
Gainsborough Pictures
Produced by: Sydney Box
Production Manager: Douglas Peirce
Screenplay by: Dorothy & Campbell Christie and Geoffrey Kerr
From the Novel by: Norah Lofts
Assistant Director: Ernie Morris
Continuity: Jo Harcourt *
Technicolor Photography: Geoffrey Unsworth
Technicolor Colour Director: Natalie Kalmus
Associate Colour Director: Joan Bridge
Cameraman: Jack Asher
Editor: Charles Knott
Assistant Editor: Peter Boita *
2nd Assistant Editor: Gerry Anderson *
Assembly Editor: James Needs *
Incidental Music: Henry Geehl
Musical Director: Louis Levy
Sound Supervisor: B.C. Sewell
Recordist: Sid Wiles
BAF Sound System
Costume Designs: Elizabeth Haffenden
Make-up: W.T. Partleton using Leichner's “Kamera Klear” colourfilm make-up
Supervising Art Director: George Provis
Designs & Art Direction: Maurice Carter
Made at Gainsborough Studios, London, England
Aldbury, Hertfordshire, England, UK *; Anson Walk, Batchworth Heath, Hertfordshire, England, UK *; Batchworth Heath, Hertfordshire, England, UK *; Blickling Hall, Blickling, Norfolk, England, UK *; Moor Park Golf Club, Moor Park, Anson Walk, Batchworth Heath, Hertfordshire, England, UK *; Moor Park, Anson Walk, Batchworth Heath, Hertfordshire, England, UK *; Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, England, UK *

Cast
Margaret Lockwood (Jassy [Woodroofe])
Patricia Roc (Dilys [Helmar])
Dennis Price (Christopher Hatton)
Basil Sydney (Nick Helmar)
Dermot Walsh (Barney Hatton)
Esma Cannon (Lindy [Wicks])
Cathleen Nesbitt (Elizabeth Twisdale)
Linden Travers (Mrs [Beatrice] Helmar)
Nora Swinburne (Mrs Hatton)
Ernest Thesiger (Sir Edward Follesmark)
Jean Cadell (Meggie)
Grace Arnold (housemaid)
John Laurie ([Tom] Woodroofe)
Grey Blake (Stephen Fennell)
Bryan Coleman (Sedley)
Clive Morton (Sir William Fennell)
Torin Thatcher (Bob Wicks)
Beatrice Varley (Mrs Wicks)
Eliot Makeham (Moult)
Maurice Denham (Jim Stoner)
Joan Haythorne (Kathleen Hamilton)
Alan Wheatley (Sir Edward Walker)
Hugh Pryse (Sir John Penty)
Alfie Bass [witness] *
Andrew Crawford *
George Curzon *
Muriel George [court matron] *
Dennis Harkin *
Noel Howlett [court usher] *
Jane Hylton [Amelia] *
David Keir [jury foreman] *
Brefni O'Rorke [Fielding the footman] *
Charles Rolfe [farm worker at meeting] *
Stewart Rome [judge] *
Susan Shaw [Cecily] *
Constance Smith [young lady] *

Alternative Titles

Hun så dem dø – Danish title
Jassy la adivina – Spanish title
Jassy la zingara – Italian title
Jassy, A Feiticeira – Brazilian title
Jassy, i tsiggana – Greek title
Jassy, zigenarflickan – Swedish title
Paixão Cigana – Portuguese title
Yakut gözlü kiz – Turkish title
Zigeunerblut – Austrian title
Zigeunerblut – West German title

References

Periodicals
Funk und Film vol.4 no.2 (9 January 1948) p.3 (Austria) – review
Illustrierte Film-Bühne no.410 (September 1949) p.4 – review
Illustrierter Film-Kurier no.581 (January 1949) p.4 (Austria) – review
Kine Weekly no.2070 (19 December 1946) p.185 – note
Kine Weekly no.2062 (24 October 1946) p.19 – note
Kine Weekly no.2102 (14 August 1947) pp.27-28 – review
Monthly Film Bulletin vol.14 no.164 (August 1947) p.111 – credits, review
Motion Picture Herald vol.170 no.7 (14 February 1948) – credits, review

Books
by Walt Lee p.230 – credits