Having seen I Know Where I'm Going, Martin Scorsese (a huge fan of filmmakers Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger) declared that there were no more classics to be made in cinema. The film tells the story of Wendy Hiller's unromantic but determined young bride-to-be Joan Webster, setting forth to the Isle of Mull to marry an elderly millionaire. However, on reaching Kiloran she's prevented by adverse weather from reaching the island and must bunk down in a hotel with naval lieutenant and, it transpires, penniless Laird Torquil McNeil (Roger Livesey).
It's not hard to predict the outcome of this saga but getting there is a wonderful journey. Hiller, more famous for playing less pretty elders in later life in the likes of Murder on the Orient Express, is splendid as the softening pragmatist, while Livesey, frequently used by Powell/Pressburger, again embodies a combination of British no-nonsense decency and romanticism. The strongest, most magical presence in the movie, even in black and white, is that of the Scottish scenery, beautiful and volatile and somehow serving to aid and abet the happy ending.
Actors Pamela Brown, Jean Cadell, George Carney, Finlay Currie, Wendy Hiller, Catherine Lacey, John Laurie, Roger Livesey & Nancy Price
Director Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger
Certificate Universal Suitable for All
Screen Fullscreen 4:3
Languages English - Dolby Digital (1.0) Mono
Subtitles English for the hearing impaired
Duration 1 hour and 29 minutes (approx)
Region Region 2 - Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players.