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

 -  Drama | Romance  -  9 August 1947 (USA)
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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

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

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. While in 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:

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Budget:

£200,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In 1947 Emeric Pressburger met the head of the script department at Paramount who told Emeric that they used 'I Know Where I'm Going!' (1945) as an example of the perfect screenplay which was shown to any writers stuck for inspiration or who needed a lesson in screen writing. See more »

Goofs

The reflection of a boom mic is visible in a picture frame in Joan's hotel room. See more »

Quotes

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One of my all time favourites
23 September 2002 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

I take this down once a year and watch it as it delights me on so many different levels.

I love the character portrayed by Wendy Hiller, an independent woman, confident of the direction of her life, the wealthy husband she has selected, the wedding just around the corner.

Then her plans start to unravel as an impoverished laird walks into her life and it is never the same again. Roger Livesey is wonderful in this also and the location shooting in Scotland, even though B & W, is breathtaking. The music, particularly "My Nut Brown Maiden" is beautifully done along with the old ceilidh dancing.

Some wonderful bit parts also. Loved Petula Clark as an eccentric child. Trivia lovers: I had read that Roger and Wendy were not physically together throughout the making of this movie. In all of the shots of them together, body doubles and reaction shots were used. I have viewed it in the light of this knowledge and it could be true.

Also, for those of you from across the pond and of an older vintage, Roger Livesey played Doctor Dale for years in the BBC's "Mrs. Dale's Diary".

I gave it a 9 out of 10. Certain movies are just "Satisfying" and this is one of them.


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