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A young woman (Hiller) is determined to marry a wealthy man in the Hebrides for money, but on the way there she gets stranded in a sea coast town where she meets and falls in love with a handsome young navy officer instead.
Assured, headstrong Joan Webster (Wendy Hiller) knows exactly what she wants and how to get it, until she's stranded in a rough, windswept Scottish village--in sight but out of reach of an island where a rich fiancée, a lavish wedding, and a loveless marriage await. While a raging storm prevents her crossing, a quiet, modest, and penniless Scottish laird named Torquil (Roger Livesey) slowly wins her cheerfully mercenary heart and upsets her carefully arranged plans with messy emotions. Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's much-loved romantic drama is a handsome work full of vivid, offbeat characters (Pamela Brown is especially striking as an earthy villager always accompanied by a pack of bloodhounds) living in a world that's part tradition and part myth. Villagers work and celebrate with the simple spirit of common folk ("We're not poor, we just haven't any money," Torquil admonishes the materialist Joan). Powell brings his lively manner and bold visual invention to the creation of his beautiful but harsh primal paradise, culminating in the awesome spectacle of a massive whirlpool that could be the work of the "legend of Corryvreckan" or the stormy embodiment of Joan's hysterical heart. Awash in mystic power of ancient castles and chanted legends, I Know Where I'm Going is one of the most romantic visions of Britain's most magical director. --Sean Axmaker
Wonderful because it was beautifully acted and showed many, many scenes of the true marvelous character of the Deerhounds.Published 4 days ago by Sandra J. Flesher
I KNOW WHERE I'M GOING (Dirs. Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, 1945, 91 minutes) is the delightful yet somehow weirdly Scottish-foggy story of English about-to-be-wed Joan... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Hui Shen ben Israel
Wendy Hiller's portrayal of a headstrong young woman who is determined to marry "up" and then realizes that she wants something--and someone--else is spot-on. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Vicki C. Willey
From the first time I became aware of Wendy Hiller as an actress, in 1979's 'The Elephant Man', and then having seen some of her in earlier films, I've loved her ability to portray... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Movielovr777
Wonderful...Powell and Pressberger were the best! Also, a great cast!Published 2 months ago by Lynn K.
I watched this 1945 film to see Wendy Hiller, 21 years before she won her Oscar (as Alice More, in A Man For All Seasons). Read morePublished 2 months ago by Arthur Frame