Thursday 18 September 2014

I know where I'm going

To mark what may be the last day of the 300-year-old union between England and Scotland here's a five-minute clip from Powell and Pressburger's sublime romantic comedy from 1945 I Know Where I'm Going.

Joan Webster (Wendy Hiller) is on her way from London to the imaginary island of Kiloran in the remote Western Isles, there to marry an industrialist who is much older then her, and very rich. The night train from King's Cross travels north as she falls asleep . . . 

Later she will meet the Laird of Kiloran, Torquil (the wonderful Roger Livesey), and . . . well, the course of true love never did run smooth.

Watch it here.

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