I Know Where I'm Going!

I Know Where I'm Going!

Director: Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell Cast: Wendy Hiller, Roger Livesey

DVD (Black & White / Pan & Scan / Mono)

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Overview

Such Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger films as The Red Shoes and Black Narcissus may have bigger name recognition, but the delightful I Know Where I'm Going has an unusually devoted cult following. Thankfully, this exceptionally fine Criterion Collection DVD is perfect for devotees of the movie and to those who have yet to discover the film. Because of I Know Where I'm Going's cultural and artistic importance to the U.K., the British Film Institute restored both the original film print and its audio track to pristine condition. The movie was shot in the 1.33:1 format that fits a normal TV, while the audio track has been updated to Dolby Digital 2.0. The DVD extras are numerous. Featured here is a rather arty documentary on the movie that is miles better than most slapdash DVD featurettes. Powell fanatic Martin Scorsese appears in the documentary and is only one of the people who discusses why this little movie means so much to so many people. Scorsese's editor Thelma Schoonmaker, who was married to Powell, narrates the wonderful home movies that are included on the DVD. Writer Nancy Franklin provides a photo essay on the Scottish locations used in the films. There are also excerpts from two Powell documentaries on the region, as well as an audio essay from critic Ian Christie. The Criterion Collection once again outdoes the major film companies in releasing a definitive DVD release of a classic movie. I Know Where I'm Going deserves such loving treatment.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/27/2001
UPC: 0037429154427
Original Release: 1945
Rating: NR
Source: Criterion
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Sound: [monaural]
Time: 1:31:00
Sales rank: 16,479

Special Features

New digital transfer; documentary featurette: I Know Where I'm Going! Revisited; audio essay by film historian Ian Christie; behind-the-scenes stills gallery; excerpts from Powell's 1937 feature The Edge of the World and the complete 1978 Return to the Edge of the World; photo essay exploring I Know Where I'm Going's locations; home movies of Powell's Scottish expeditions; optional RSDL dual-layer edition

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Wendy Hiller Joan Webster
Roger Livesey Torquil MacNeil
Pamela Brown Catriona Potts
George Carney Mr. Webster
Petula Clark Cheril
Walter Hudd Hunter
Norman Shelley Sir Robert Bellinger
Finlay Currie Ruairdh Mor
Duncan MacKechnie Captain of "Lochinvar"
Nancy Price Mrs. Crozier
C.W.R. Knight Col. Barnstaple
Catherine Lacey Mrs. Robinson
Valentine Dyall Mr. Robinson
John Laurie John Campbell
Ian Sadler Ian
Jean Cadell Postmistress
Murdo Morrison Kenny
Margot Fitzsimmons Bridie
Alec Faversham Martin
Donald Strachan Shepherd
John Rae Old Shepherd
Duncan McIntyre Old Shepherd's Son
Ivy Milton Peigi
Anthony Eustrel Hooper
Herbert Lomas Mr. Campbell
Kitty Kirwan Mrs. Campbell
Graham Moffatt RAF Sergeant
Boyd Stevens Singer in the Céilidh
Maxwell Kennedy Singer in the Céilidh
Jean Houston Singer in the Céilidh
Arthur Chesney Harmonica Player

Technical Credits
Emeric Pressburger Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Michael Powell Director,Producer,Screenwriter
George Blackwell Special Effects
George R. Busby Associate Producer
Cecil Cooney Camera Operator
Walter Goehr Musical Direction/Supervision
Allan Gray Score Composer
Erwin Hillier Cinematographer
Alfred Junge Art Director
Gordon K. McCallum Sound/Sound Designer
John Seabourne Editor
Charles Staffell Special Effects

Scene Index

Menu Group #1 with 23 chapter(s) covering 01:31:40
0. Menu Group #1 with 23 chapter(s) covering 01:31:40
1. Opening Credit. [2:42]
2. "I know where I'm going!" [5:15]
3. The Tartan dream. [2:58]
4. The curse of Kiloran. [6:02]
5. "Can you skin a rabbit?" [4:11]
6. Geography lesson. [2:52]
7. Counting the beams. [4:56]
8. The Laird of Kiloran. [2:20]
9. "The rich man on Kiloran." [2:56]
10. The legend of Corryvreckan. [4:43]
11. The Western Isles Hotel. [4:11]
12. The Castle of Sorne. [3:01]
13. Achnacroish. [3:24]
14. The Ceilidh. [7:45]
15. Kenny and Bridie. [2:30]
16. Revelations. [3:14]
17. Dirty Money. [4:05]
18. Corryvreckan. [9:27]
19. Home from the sea. [2:24]
20. "But money isn't everything." [2:46]
21. A clear day. [3:22]
22. "Never shall he leave it a free man." [5:25]
23. End credits. [1:03]

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I Know Where I'm Going! 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
TheAppreciator More than 1 year ago
Nature is one of the characters in this beautifully filmed original story by two celebrated British filmmakers. Roger Livesey plays a strong, intelligent, male hero, one of the best in any movie. He courts a lady with intelligence, patience, firmness and subdued passion. Wendy Hiller, like Helen Mirren today, is the finest British actress of her time. I fell in love with the Western Isles of Scotland watching this story whose stated purpose by the filmmakers was to present a gentle, benevolent world. Made during World War II as a little project while waiting for color cameras to arrive from Hollywood, this movie captures the essence of romantic love.
Guest More than 1 year ago
We just finished watching this incredible movie. Filmed in 1945, after a little getting into,it still works! I usually ignore supplementary material, but this was so good that we watched it all and wished for more!
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blueroses13 More than 1 year ago
A wonderful script, intense performances, and magic direction make this charming movie, in my opinion, just about perfect. It is a straight romance, with humor and personality. I've often seen it described as a screwball comedy or a romantic comedy, but don't be deceived- it is neither of these things. It *is* a perfect movie for a quiet, romantic evening at home with someone you love.
lovethemovies More than 1 year ago
Wonderful story of a determined young lady trying to marry "smart", when foul weather, and a naval officer on leave, cloud her determination. Terrific, an instant favorite!
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