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In Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's stunningly photographed comedy, romance flourishes in an unlikely place-the bleak and moody Scottish Hebrides. Wendy Hiller stars as a headstrong young woman who travels to these remote isles to marry a rich lord. Stranded by stormy weather, she meets a handsome naval officer (Roger Livesey) who threatens to thwart her carefully laid-out life plans.
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
I have always loved this movie. Checked to see if it could be played for North America and specifically Canada.
Did not recognize the code given and took a chance. Read more
This movie was wonderful. The scenery is beautiful and the characters are engaging and endearing. I would recommend this film for those who love black and white films.Published 19 months ago by maple leaf
I'm aware that some have given this movie a good review. I, however, found it wanting in theme, acting and interest. I watched it once, and that will be it for me. Read morePublished 22 months ago by George Jones
"I know where I'm going,
I know who's going with me,"
A young lady (Windy Hiller) pretty much knows what she wants in life. Read more
I never heard of this film and probably never would have except for a connection I made with another Amazon.com reviewer (hannah12). Read morePublished on July 28 2003 by P. Martin
The first ten minutes are very dated, but keep watching, the romance is as inevitable and gratifying as the cavalry showing up in an old western. Read morePublished on June 5 2003 by Robert Hills
This is the first DVD I have reviewed. I do it because this is the most memorable film I have seen in years. It totally absorbed me. Read morePublished on May 10 2003
A typically wry, enchantingly off-beat and spiritually inclined Michael Powell-Emric Pressberger film, which extols the mystery and unpredictability of life, and the love of human... Read morePublished on May 9 2003 by DJ Joe Sixpack