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I Know Where I’m Going! (1945)

UK 88m, B&W
Directors: Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger; Cast: Wendy Hiller, Roger Livesey,
Pamela Brown, Finlay Currie, George Carney, Nancy Price

iknowwhereimgoingI Know Where I’m Going! is a romantic and lightly comedic drama and an exploration of contrasting cultural values. The story follows a confident young woman from Manchester, whose plans to travel to the island of Kiloran to be married to an older wealthy industrialist, are frustrated by bad weather. Having to wait out the winds, the rain, and the fog, Joan comes to find herself in the fine company of a small friendly group of locals on the Isle of Mull. Meeting Torquil, a charming naval officer, Joan attempts to quash her feelings for her new friend by bribing a young boy to make the trip before the weather clears, with nearly disastrous results (Klaus Ming December 2013).

2 comments on “I Know Where I’m Going! (1945)

  1. SJHoneywell
    12/02/2013

    You liked this one more than I did. I liked virtually everything more than I liked the theme song for this one. I can still hear it in my nightmares

    • Klaus
      12/03/2013

      Heh, heh, I really thought the film was charming, though the theme song was pretty bad. Traditionally, the folks in this film have a lot of similarities with people I have met here in Newfoundland.

      edit: My wife suggested that I may have also identified with this film because of some of my own harrowing moments on the North Atlantic in a small boat, whilst doing archaeological work.

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