Wedding in White

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Wedding in White is a Canadian drama film, released in 1972. The film was written and directed by William Fruet, based on his earlier play.


Set during World War II, the film stars Carol Kane as Jeannie Dougall, a teenager who is raped by Billy (Doug McGrath), a friend of her brother Jimmie's (Paul Bradley), while the two men are home on furlough. She subsequently struggles against the harsh and cruel reaction of her parents Jim and Mary (Donald Pleasence and Doris Petrie) when she discovers that the incident has left her pregnant; Jim's proposed solution to the dilemma is to marry Jeannie off to Sandy (Leo Phillips), an old army friend of his who is in his 60s.


Wedding in White and Réjeanne Padovani were the only two Canadian films screened at the 1973 Cannes Film Festival.[1]

The film won the Canadian Film Award for Best Feature Film in 1972.[2]


  1. ^ "Le Monde calls Quebec film finest at Cannes". The Globe and Mail, May 17, 1973.
  2. ^ "Wedding in White voted top film". Canadian Press. Saskatoon Star-Phoenix. 16 October 1972. p. 8. Retrieved 9 December 2012. 

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