Joan Webster (Wendy Hiller) is a young middle class Englishwoman with an ambitious, independent spirit. She knows where she's going, or at least she thinks she does. She travels from her home in Manchester to the Hebrides to marry Sir Robert Bellinger, a very wealthy, much older industrialist, on the (fictitious) Isle of Kiloran. When bad weather postpones the final leg of her journey—a boat trip to Kiloran—she is forced to wait it out on the Isle of Mull, among a community of people whose values are quite different from hers. There she meets Torquil MacNeil (Roger Livesey), a naval officer trying to go home to Kiloran for some shore leave. They are sheltered for the night in the nearby home of Torquil's friend, Catriona Potts (Pamela Brown). The next day, on their way to catch a bus into town, they come upon the ruins of Moy Castle. Joan wants to take a look inside, but Torquil refuses to go in. When she reminds him that the terrible curse only applies to the Laird of Kiloran, Torquil introduces himself: he is the laird, and Bellinger has only leased his island. As the bad weather worsens into a full-scale gale, Torquil takes advantage of the delay to woo Joan, who becomes increasingly torn between her ambition and her growing attraction to him. Wendy Hiller stars in Powell and Pressburger's classic romantic comedy about a young woman who discovers the true meaning of wealth. Joan Webster has her life mapped out, beginning with marriage to a rich industrialist. Her plans go wrong when she finds herself stranded on the way to a remote Scottish island and falls in love with a penniless young sailor. Filmed on location on the Isle of Mull, the fourth collaboration between Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger (The Red Shoes, A Matter of Life and Death) is one of their best-loved movies.

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I Know Where I'm Going! (1945)

Romance/Drama · 1h 31m

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Joan Webster (Wendy Hiller) is a young middle class Englishwoman with an ambitious, independent spirit. She knows where she's going, or at least she thinks she does. She travels from her home in Manchester to the Hebrides to marry Sir Robert Bellinger, a very wealthy, much older industrialist, on the (fictitious) Isle of Kiloran. When bad weather postpones the final leg of her journey—a boat trip to Kiloran—she is forced to wait it out on the Isle of Mull, among a community of people whose values are quite different from hers. There she meets Torquil MacNeil (Roger Livesey), a naval officer trying to go home to Kiloran for some shore leave. They are sheltered for the night in the nearby home of Torquil's friend, Catriona Potts (Pamela Brown). The next day, on their way to catch a bus into town, they come upon the ruins of Moy Castle. Joan wants to take a look inside, but Torquil refuses to go in. When she reminds him that the terrible curse only applies to the Laird of Kiloran, Torquil introduces himself: he is the laird, and Bellinger has only leased his island. As the bad weather worsens into a full-scale gale, Torquil takes advantage of the delay to woo Joan, who becomes increasingly torn between her ambition and her growing attraction to him. Wendy Hiller stars in Powell and Pressburger's classic romantic comedy about a young woman who discovers the true meaning of wealth. Joan Webster has her life mapped out, beginning with marriage to a rich industrialist. Her plans go wrong when she finds herself stranded on the way to a remote Scottish island and falls in love with a penniless young sailor. Filmed on location on the Isle of Mull, the fourth collaboration between Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger (The Red Shoes, A Matter of Life and Death) is one of their best-loved movies.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United Kingdom

Production Company

The Rank Organisation

Budget

$265,428
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Cast
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Wendy Hiller

Joan Webster
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Roger Livesey

Torquil MacNeil
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Pamela Brown

Catriona
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Finlay Currie

Ruairidh Mhór
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George Carney

Mr. Webster
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Nancy Price

Mrs. Crozier
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Catherine Lacey

Mrs. Robinson
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Jean Cadell

Postmistress
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John Laurie

John Campbell
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Valentine Dyall

Mr. Robinson
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Norman Shelley

Sir Robert Bellinger (on radio telephone) (voice)
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Margot Fitzsimons

Bridie
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Murdo Morrison

Kenny
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C.W.R. Knight

Colonel Barnstaple (as Captain C.W.R. Knight F.Z.S.)
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Walter Hudd

Hunter
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Ian Sadler

Iain
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Donald Strachan

Shepherd
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John Rae

Old Shepherd
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Duncan McIntyre

His Son
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Ivy Milton

Peigi
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Anthony Eustrel

Hooper (as Antony Eustrel)
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Petula Clark

Cheril
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Alec Faversham

Martin
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Herbert Lomas

Mr. Campbell
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Kitty Kirwan

Mrs. Campbell
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Graham Moffatt

R.A.F. Sergeant
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Boyd Steven

Singer in the Céilidh
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Maxwell Kennedy

Singer in the Céilidh
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Jean Houston

Singer in the Céilidh
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Arthur Chesney

Harmonica Player
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Mr. Ramshaw

Torquil, the Eagle
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Captain Duncan MacKechnie

Captain 'Lochinvar'
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Erik

Spaniel (uncredited)
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Neil MacKechnie

Driver of Bus to Tobermory (uncredited)
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Malcolm MacKellaig

David MacBrayn's Agent at Oban / Dancer at the Ceilidh (uncredited)
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Spangle

Spaniel (uncredited)
Crew
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Michael Powell

Director
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Emeric Pressburger

Director
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Michael Powell

Writer
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Emeric Pressburger

Writer
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Allan Gray

Music
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Erwin Hillier

Cinematograpy
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

I Know Where I'm Going!

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

2/20/2001

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