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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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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. 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

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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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Company Credits

Production Co:

The Archers See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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

After the Campbell couple is honored for their diamond marriage and moves to the doorway, Kenny leans against a wall next to a post. As the next brief medium and long shots alternate, his position changes inconsistently, with different people on both sides of him. See more »

Quotes

Colonel Barnstaple: [getting himself caught in a tree] There ought to be a law about trees...
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits title is shown in all lower case letters "i know where i'm going !" 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 »


Soundtracks

The Nut Brown Maiden
(uncredited)
Traditional
Sung by Roger Livesey at the Céilidh, and played by three marching pipers at the end of the film.
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One of my all time favourites
23 September 2002 | by wisewebwomanSee 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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