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William Fruet (play)
William Fruet (screenplay)
Release Date:
20 October 1972 (Canada) See more »
A father will do anything to protect his family's reputation when his unmarried teenage daughter becomes pregnant because she was raped by her brother's friend. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Carol Kane ... Jeannie Dougall

Donald Pleasence ... Jim Dougall, Sr.
Doris Petrie ... Mary Dougall
Leo Phillips ... Sandy
Christine Thomas ... Sarah McCarver
Paul Bradley ... Jimmie Dougall

Doug McGrath ... Billy
Bonnie Carol Case ... Dolly

Directed by
William Fruet 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
William Fruet  play "Wedding in White"
William Fruet  screenplay

Produced by
John Vidette .... producer
Original Music by
Milan Kymlicka 
Cinematography by
Richard Leiterman 
Film Editing by
Tony Lower 
Edwin Watkins  (as Ted Watkins)
Art Direction by
Karen Bromley  (as Karen Bromley-Watkins)
Set Decoration by
Edwin Watkins  (as Ted Watkins)
Costume Design by
Patti Unger 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Board .... assistant director
Sound Department
Jim Hopkins .... sound editor
George Mulholland .... sound
Other crew
John Dunning .... creative consultant

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

Also Known As:
103 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Canada:PG (Ontario) | USA:R
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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Almost authentic, 24 September 2006
Author: Sonofamoviegeek from Canada

At first I thought that this was another dumb Canadian film financed by my tax money. Then it occurred to me that there was quite a bit in this film that was realistic and hard hitting. Anyone born after the 1960's won't appreciate that the negative attitude of everyone to a girl getting pregnant out of wedlock portrayed in this movie was the norm in Canada during the war and into the 50's. Nobody's being hypocritical. That's the way it was.

The old men and misfits who were pressed into Canada's "Zombie Army" to guard prisoners is also authentic.

The movie is quite authentic in its portrayal of a crummy town in the Maritimes. No, it's not Ontario. The accents are all Maritime except for Ms. Kane and Ms. Case, who are too American to fit the scenery. That's not to disparage their acting which is perfect for the characters they portray. Donald Pleasance does not exaggerate his accent. That's how people talk "down east".

Where the movie goes astray is in the economy of the wartime years. There is reference to food shortages but there seems to be no shortage of Scotch and beer. Also, the store that Jeannie robs looks exactly like a Woolworth's store of the era except that the shelves are brimming with things to sell. That was not the case. Finally, Sandy doesn't seem to have any problem getting tires (unobtainable) and gasoline (rationed) during the war years.

Give this movie more than 10 minutes of attention if it comes on late night TV in your area.

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