Wedding In White
Carol Kane was just nineteen when she took her first starring turn as Jeannie, a sixteen year-old high school dropout looking for a life in small-town Canada during World War II. Stifled between a stern hard-drinking father Jim (Donald Pleasance) and an emotionally petrified mother (Doris Petrie), Jeannie gets "in trouble" when her loutish brother Jimmy (Paul Bradley) brings his army buddy Billy (Doug McGrath) home for a surprise leave. Jeannie's tragic circumstances are compounded when Jim, desperate to escape the shameful situation, comes up with a marital solution that is less than romantic. Based on his own stage play, Wedding In White was writer/director Bill Fruet's followup to his landmark script for the classic Goin' Down the Road.