Dionne Quintuplets, The

Release Information
November 19, 1978
TV (CBC) 21h30
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
Budget
Distributors
National Film Board
National Film Board

Production Details

Executive Producer
Peter Katadotis
Peter Katadotis
Peter Katadotis
Paul Wright
Paul Wright
Paul Wright
Producer
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Fraser McAninch
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Line Producer
Elsa Franklin
Barbara Sears
Fraser McAninch
Barbara Sears
Director
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Director of Photography
Richard Bujold
Fraser McAninch
Douglas Kiefer
Douglas Kiefer
Douglas Kiefer
Douglas Kiefer
Douglas Kiefer
Douglas Kiefer
Douglas Kiefer
Douglas Kiefer
Douglas Kiefer
Barry Perles
Barry Perles
Barry Perles
Barry Perles
Barry Perles
Barry Perles
Barry Perles
Barry Perles
Barry Perles
Richard Bujold
Director of Sound
Bev Davidson
Fraser McAninch
Fraser McAninch
Fraser McAninch
Fraser McAninch
Fraser McAninch
Fraser McAninch
Les Halman
Music
Art Phillips
Art Phillips
Art Phillips
Art Phillips
Art Phillips
Art Phillips
Art Phillips
Writer
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Barbara Sears
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Barbara Sears
Editor
Richard Bujold
Richard Bujold
Richard Bujold
Richard Bujold
Les Halman
Cast
Pierre Berton
Pierre Berton
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Fraser McAninch
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
Donald Brittain
87 minutes, 1978

Back in 1934, Elzire Dionne delivered five identical girls. THE DIONNE QUINTUPLETS follows Cecile, Emilie, Marie, Yvonne and Annette through twenty-one years of strange upbringing. When the girls were just infants, the premier of Ontario issued a court order removing them from parental care. Cut off from the world and their family, over-publicized, viewed twice daily in a special viewing compound, they grew up as prize exhibits. Director Donald Brittain uses old newsreel footage, home-movie sequences and interviews to depict a historic event that became a tragic exploitation of a family. Based on the book The Dionne Years by Pierre Berton.

Source: Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)

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