Wedding in White

Wedding in White is a 1972 Canadian drama film written and directed by William Fruet, based on his earlier play. The film stars Carol Kane, Donald Pleasence, Doris Petrie, Doug McGrath, and Paul Bradley.

Wedding in White
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Directed byWilliam Fruet
Written byWilliam Fruet
StarringCarol Kane
Donald Pleasence
Doris Petrie
Doug McGrath
Paul Bradley
Music byMilan Kymlicka
CinematographyRichard Leiterman
Edited byTony Lower
Edwin Watkins
Cinépix Film Properties
Release date
  • October 20, 1972 (1972-10-20)
Running time
103 minutes


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.

The play and film were inspired by a real woman Fruet met in his youth, who had been forced to marry an older man by her parents in the same circumstances.[1]


Wedding in White and Réjeanne Padovani were the only two Canadian films screened at the 1973 Cannes Film Festival.[2]

The film won the Canadian Film Award for Best Feature Film in 1972.[3]


  1. ^ "Wedding in White and its novice director". The Globe and Mail, May 27, 1972.
  2. ^ "Le Monde calls Quebec film finest at Cannes". The Globe and Mail, May 17, 1973.
  3. ^ "Wedding in White voted top film". Canadian Press. Saskatoon Star-Phoenix. 16 October 1972. p. 8. Retrieved 9 December 2012.

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