Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger

I Know Where I’m Going!

I Know Where I’m Going!

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.

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Special Features

  • Beautiful digital transfer, supervised by cinematographer Erwin Hillier
  • Audio essay by film historian Ian Christie
  • Behind-the-scenes stills, narrated by Thelma Schoonmaker Powell
  • The 1994 documentary I Know Where I’m Going! Revisited, by Mark Cousins
  • Excerpts from Michael Powell’s 1937 feature The Edge of The World, with commentary, and the 1978 documentary Return to the Edge of the World
  • Photo essay by I Know Where I’m Going! aficionado Nancy Franklin, who explores the locations used in the film
  • Home movies from one of Michael Powell’s Scottish expeditions, narrated by Thelma Schoonmaker Powell
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired
  • Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition

New cover by Tom Stvan and Gordon Reynolds

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Special Features

  • Beautiful digital transfer, supervised by cinematographer Erwin Hillier
  • Audio essay by film historian Ian Christie
  • Behind-the-scenes stills, narrated by Thelma Schoonmaker Powell
  • The 1994 documentary I Know Where I’m Going! Revisited, by Mark Cousins
  • Excerpts from Michael Powell’s 1937 feature The Edge of The World, with commentary, and the 1978 documentary Return to the Edge of the World
  • Photo essay by I Know Where I’m Going! aficionado Nancy Franklin, who explores the locations used in the film
  • Home movies from one of Michael Powell’s Scottish expeditions, narrated by Thelma Schoonmaker Powell
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired
  • Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition

New cover by Tom Stvan and Gordon Reynolds

I Know Where I’m Going!
Cast
Wendy Hiller
Joan Webster
Roger Livesey
Torquil MacNeil
Pamela Brown
Catriona
Finlay Currie
Ruairidh Mhór
George Carney
Mr. Webster
Nancy Price
Mrs. Crozier
Catherine Lacey
Mrs. Robinson
Jean Cadell
Postmistress
John Laurie
John Campbell
Valentine Dyall
Mr. Robinson
Norman Shelley
Sir Robert Bellinger
Margot Fitzsimons
Bridie
Murdo Morrison
Kenney
Captain C.W.R. Knight
Colonel Barnstaple
Petula Clark
Cheril
Credits
Director
Michael Powell
Written and produced by
Michael Powell
Written and produced by
Emeric Pressburger
Editing
John Seabourne Sr.
Music
Allan Gray
Production design
Alfred Junge
Director
Emeric Pressburger
Cinematography
Erwin Hillier

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Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger

Writer, Producer, Director

Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger

Though The Red Shoes is possibly the most popular and visually entrancing dance film of all time, the producing, directing, and writing team of the British Michael Powell and the Hungarian Emeric Pressburger created numerous other odes to the power of art and the imagination, always going against the realist strain of British cinema. Known by the name of their production company, the Archers, Powell and Pressburger forged a working alliance that lasted from the late thirties to the early seventies, and from the anti-Nazi propaganda of 49th Parallel and the astoundingly designed and edited epic The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp to the erotic, magical excesses of A Canterbury Tale, I Know Where I’m Going!, Black Narcissus, and The Tales of Hoffmann. The duo were never as successful on their own as with each other, though Powell’s controversial Peeping Tom remains one of the most subversive and disturbing films ever made.