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Wedding in White (1972)

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.

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William Fruet

Writers:

William Fruet (play), William Fruet (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Donald Pleasence ... Jim Dougall, Sr.
Carol Kane ... Jeannie Dougall
Doris Petrie Doris Petrie ... Mary Dougall
Leo Phillips Leo Phillips ... Sandy
Paul Bradley ... Jimmie Dougall
Doug McGrath ... Billy
Christine Thomas Christine Thomas ... Sarah McCarver
Bonnie Carol Case Bonnie Carol Case ... Dolly
Linda Houston Linda Houston
David Hughes David Hughes
Stan Ross Stan Ross
David Gustafson David Gustafson
Colin Shaw Colin Shaw
Gerald Crack Gerald Crack ... (as Jerry Crack)
Charles Hayter Charles Hayter
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It's the early 1940s in small town Ontario. Sixteen year old Jeannie Dougall is slightly dim, naive and lacks any self-confidence, she immersing herself in the romantic lives of characters she sees on the movie screen as witnessed by the pictures she has plastered on her bedroom wall. Anything that Jeannie tries that is new or different is usually a result of being egged on by her more experienced best friend, Dolly, who flaunts her burgeoning sexuality. Jeannie lives with her working class parents, Jim and Mary Dougall, Scottish immigrants who live by their conservative and religious beliefs. Jim is a member of the Honor Guard, and has a view that anyone who wears a uniform in service to the country, such as his and Mary's son Jimmie Dougall, is to be admired regardless. Jimmie's non-battle service in Canada is in munitions requisitions. One day, Jeannie announces to her mother that she believes she's pregnant from what was her only sexual encounter to date: being raped by Jimmie's ... Written by Huggo

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Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 October 1972 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Brud i vitt See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Budget:

CAD 275,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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small Canadian indie
11 December 2017 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

It's WWII in a small working class Canadian town. Jeannie Dougall (Carol Kane) is a good girl living at home with her parents (Donald Pleasence, Doris Petrie). Her brother Jimmie comes home on furlough with military buddy Billy (Doug McGrath). After a night of drinking, Jeannie's friend rejects Billy who ends up raping her instead. Jeannie gets pregnant. Her father refuses to believe a soldier would act dishonorably. He forces her to marry his elderly drunken war buddy Sandy to maintain his honor.

This is a small Canadian indie. It's pretty good. The accent is a little tough. The production is definitely older. It's grimy and old working class. The acting from Pleasence and Petrie is terrific. Carol Kane is sadly naive and in need of a big hug. It does need more in terms of intensity. I wonder if the movie needs a scene where Jeannie begs Billy to accept his part in the pregnancy. This movie needs something to elevate the drama.


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