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Submitted by Mark Fuller

I Know Where I'm Going!

From: Daily Mirror
16 November 1945

This distinctive British film is a love story in unusually beautiful outdoor settings.

     Joan, excellently played by Wendy Hiller, has made up her mind to marry a rich man; and her future seems secure as she sets off in a first class sleeper to Scotland.

     Storms prevent her reaching the picturesque Hebrides isle, where her elderly swain is waiting for her, and she finds herself in a community where everybody seems happy although very far from wealthy.

     She becomes unsettled by her environment, and when an outspoken young naval officer, who turns out to be the local laird (Roger Livesey) turns up she begins to wonder if money really matters.

     It is a dangerous journey from the mainland when the small craft is nearly engulfed in a vicious whirlpool which decides her problem for her.

     The scenery is wild and majestic, the dialogue natural and the acting first rate, with some interesting scenes of Gaelic festivities including a song and dance party known as the "Ceilidh", in which the Orpheus Choir from Glasgow participated.

     Two intriguing characters introduced into this romance that is different are a colonel who devotes his life to falcons and eagles, and a part cleverly played by Pamela Brown, of a girl who is happy in the wilds yet knows all the modern questions and answers.

     An out of the rut love story which should prove popular especially with those fed up with the eternal boy meets girl formula.

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