'I Know Where I'm Going!' (1945)

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Joan Webster is an ambitious and stubborn middle-class English woman determined to move forward since her childhood. She meets her father in a fancy restaurant to tell him that she will ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
George Carney ...
Walter Hudd ...
Duncan MacKechnie ...
Captain 'Lochinvar' (as Captain Duncan MacKechnie)
Ian Sadler ...
Torquil MacNeil
Ruairidh Mhór
Murdo Morrison ...
Margot Fitzsimons ...
C.W.R. Knight ...
Colonel Barnstaple (as Captain C.W.R.Knight F.Z.S.)
Pamela Brown ...
Donald Strachan ...
John Rae ...
Old Shepherd
Duncan McIntyre ...
His Son
Jean Cadell ...


Joan Webster is an ambitious and stubborn middle-class English woman determined to move forward since her childhood. She meets her father in a fancy restaurant to tell him that she will marry the wealthy middle-aged industrial Robert Bellinger in Kiloran island, in the Hebrides Islands, Scotland. She travels from Manchester to the island of Mull, where she stays trapped due to the windy weather. Whilst on the island, she meets Torquil McNeil and as the days go by they fall in love with each other. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

9 August 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ich weiß wohin ich gehe  »

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£200,000 (estimated)

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(Western Electric)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


'Margot Fitzsimons', who played Bridie in the film, is screen legend Maureen O'Hara's younger sister. See more »


When Kenny is getting the boat ready to go to Kiloran island, Torquil meets him and addresses him as "Jenny". See more »


Torquil MacNeil: Still got those half starved hounds? How on earth do you manage to feed 'em?
Catriona Potts: Oh we live off the country. Rabbits, deer, a stray hiker or two.
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Crazy Credits

Opening cast credits appear on the end of a baby's cot; all other credits are chalked on a children's blackboard, appear on the side and rear of a horse drawn milk van and on a board attached to a metal factory gate. See more »


Featured in The Making of an Englishman (1995) See more »


I Know Where I'm Going
Sung by Boyd Steven
[Traditional County Antrim song]
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A Pure Joy
12 January 2000 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

It's a shame that so few people have seen this gem of a movie during the last half century, as it is a little masterpiece, perfectly honed and crafted, without an unnecessary scene or line of dialogue. This is the kind of neglected film you dream about discovering, but so rarely do. Of all the celebrated productions given the world by the multi-talented team of Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, this is the one that should stand as their monument.

The story, in its very bare bones is this: a stubborn & headstrong young woman of Manchester travels to Scotland's Inner Hebrides to marry her very rich fiancé on the remote island he's rented. Foul weather strands her on the Isle of Mull where she meets a rather dashing, if somewhat penniless, laird. Then...you'll have to see the rest for yourself. Suffice it to say that the plot includes a ruined castle, an ancient curse, and the terrifying whirlpool of Corryvreckan...

Dame Wendy Hiller & Roger Livesey are perfect as the main characters. The excellent supporting cast includes Walter Hudd as a highly efficient private secretary, Finlay Currie as a craggy old fisherman, Capt. C. W. R. Knight, F.Z.S. as an eccentric English colonel with a passion for raptors, Pamela Brown as a no-nonsense Islander, gentle Jean Cadell as the Tobermory postmistress, Catherine Lacey & Valentine Dyall as a slightly boorish English couple tenanting a large castle, young Petula Clark as their serious little daughter, Nancy Price as an elderly aristocratic Scotswoman with wonderful memories & John Laurie as a boisterous soldier celebrating his parents' Diamond Anniversary.

The splendid Glasgow Orpheus Choir appears as performers at the Campbell Céilidh. The production is greatly enhanced by location filming on Mull, and Erwin Hillier's special photographic effects.

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