Wedding Night

  • 1969
  • Movie
  • PG
  • Drama

Young Irish Catholic girl Wyatt's marriage to Waterman is marred by her mother's miscarriage and death on the very day of the wedding. One of seven children, Wyatt blames her father's lustful nature for her mother's death; unable to consummate her own marriage because of her fears, she rebuffs the gentle physical advances of her new husband. Waterman, hoping...read more

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Young Irish Catholic girl Wyatt's marriage to Waterman is marred by her mother's miscarriage and death on the very day of the wedding. One of seven children, Wyatt blames her father's lustful nature for her mother's death; unable to consummate her own marriage because of her fears, she

rebuffs the gentle physical advances of her new husband. Waterman, hoping that time will overcome his bride's fears, leaves for London, where he has secured a job as a commercial artist. Wyatt remains in Dublin, caring for her younger siblings in the absence of her deceased mother. When another

family member agrees to take over the chores of the household, Wyatt joins Waterman in London. Frustrated by the long delay, he attempts to force his attentions on her, causing her to hysterically flee back to her family. As Waterman seeks the solace proffered by sexy Bastedo, a onetime girl

friend, Wyatt rejects the counsel of a doctor, Laffan, that she explore the use of contraceptives. Her hidebound priest, Dempsey, citing church dogma, forbids her the use of the pill. In desperation, she asks his help in having her unfulfilled marriage annulled, but he refuses. The distraught girl

collapses and is hospitalized, whereupon she makes a suicide attempt. Hearing of her plight, Waterman comes to her bedside, where the two vow to attempt to overcome her fears through mutual love and understanding. A well-made film dealing fairly with a topical issue, the picture caused quite a

stir on release in its country of origin.

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