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I Know Where I'm Going! (1945)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 9 August 1947 (USA)
A young Englishwoman goes to the Hebrides to marry her older, wealthier fiancé. When the weather keeps them separated on different islands, she begins to have second thoughts.
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Cast

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

Roger Livesey was starring in a West End play at the time, so he could never go on location to Scotland. All his scenes were shot in the studio. See more »

Goofs

Cinematographer Erwin Hillier's name is misspelled in the opening credits as "Erwin Hiller." See more »

Quotes

Torquil MacNeil: Have you got any beams in your room?
Joan Webster: Yes, why?
Torquil MacNeil: Count them before you go to sleep and your wish'll come true.
Joan Webster: As easy as that?
Torquil MacNeil: Only the first night under the roof.
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Crazy Credits

'Torquil the Golden Eagle' .... Mr Ramshaw See more »

Alternate Versions

When Bridie and Joan are arguing in Joan's bedroom when Joan is about to try to get to the island, Bridie has a little speech where she says "Some folks there are, who want to drown fine young men and break young girls' hearts so that they can be bedded one day sooner." Risqué stuff for 1945. It was dubbed in the initial American release for her to say "wedded" instead of "bedded". See more »

Connections

Featured in Scotland on Screen (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

I Know Where I'm Going
(uncredited)
Traditional County Antrim song
Sung by Boyd Steven with The Glasgow Orpheus Choir
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My favorite film
18 May 2000 | by anasuSee all my reviews

If I could take only one movie with me to a desert island, this would be it. Wendy Hiller and Roger Livesey are so vibrant and every scene is a joy to watch.

Part of the chemistry is that Hiller is assertive and on top of everything and Livesey is more vulnerable and searching -- she resists him and he reaches out to her -- I think of Virginia Woolf's line about how the sexiest thing is if a woman is "man-womanly" and a man is "woman-manly."

My favorite moment comes early on, when Hiller says, about the eccentric colonel, "He's an odd one, isn't he," and Livesey responds, "Who isn't." There's so much feeling and humanity in how he says this -- so much depth -- I fall in love with his character and this movie every time.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Scottish Gaelic

Release Date:

9 August 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I Know Where I'm Going! See more »

Filming Locations:

Argyll and Bute, Scotland, UK See more »

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Budget:

GBP200,000 (estimated)
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The Archers See more »
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Mono (Western Electric)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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