I Know Where I'm Going

01 Jun

This is a little off-topic in regards to Errol Flynn but I assume all here at the blog love 'old' movies.
I just wanted to alert those in the US who have access to TCM that 'I Know Where I'm Going' will be airing on Wednesday 29th June at 8.00pm.…

For those who haven't seen this…. please try and catch it. It is a truly beautiful film and quite possibly the greatest British film ever made.

best wishes,


— themainflynnman


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  1. Anonymous

    June 1, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    Funny you should mention this. I have the film on my Netflix queue and they rate it very high. Per your recommendation it will be my next viewing. Thanks!

  2. Anonymous

    June 1, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Hi Brian;
    Thank you for this recommendation and I will watch it!
    All the best to you,

  3. Anonymous

    June 1, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    I only came across this film myself a few months ago and was completely swept away with the simplicity of the story and the sheer beauty of the cinematography. The performances from Hiller and Livesey are mesmerising and, for me personally, this is Powell and Pressburger's best film (even as much as I love 'The Edge of the World').

  4. Anonymous

    June 1, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    This sounds to be a great movie Brian and thanks for the explanations!

  5. Anonymous

    June 1, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Your assumption is correct – I adore old movies! TCM is my favorite station and I have in on my calendar for 6/29. Thank you!

  6. Anonymous

    June 1, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    Bohooooh… what a shame I can't watch it here in Germany… would love to see Livesey in another role, he was adorable in “Ballantrae”. It's funny how you (or better I) come to discover other actors through Errol's films. I recently watched the 1940s version of “Pride and Prejudice”. I really like Greer Garson, but felt she was a little too old for the role of Lizzy. And I just couldn't get warm with Laurence Olivier as Mr Darcy – guess I've been spoilt by Colin Firth in this role. But Melville Cooper was great as Mr Collins… I find that I enjoy such films more when I know the actors and know in which other roles I've seen them.

  7. Anonymous

    June 1, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    I have Netflix, too, Robert! This movie happens to be one that you can watch instantly! It streams to your computer (I watch movies on my laptop in full screen mode) and I only pay $10.85 USD per month for my Netflix membership. This entitles me to one movie shipped to me on a disk at a time but all the streaming movies I want any time I want! You can get a free trial, too, just by visiting their website. I am inquiring about a banner for the blog but don't want AdSense ads to start appearing here so it may not happen! I am not sure if Netflix has gone global and ships movies overseas? It would be worth the companies' time to at least offer the streaming video feature to our friends in other countries!

  8. Anonymous

    June 1, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    I have close to 400 films in my instant queue, even though instant doesn't offer quite as many titles as disc ordering. I stopped ordering DVDs because they tended to pile up before I could watch them. I LOVE Netflix!

  9. Anonymous

    June 2, 2011 at 12:38 am

    Hi Inga;
    Lots of time to June 29th! School is finished, you are on vacation, just hop on a plane and visit me and we can watch it together! I think that would be fun!
    All the best,

  10. Anonymous

    June 2, 2011 at 5:23 am

    Hi Brian;
    I just watched the movie on Netflix and it is absolutely wonderful, what a marvelous film. I'll watch it on the 29th again – very worth seeing a second time! At the beginning it show the MGM Lion, but then comes Ken Richmond (passed away 2006) the famous GONG-MAN of J.Arthur Rank Films. So it is really a Rank film! Now that brought back wonderful memories for me. My husband used to be a Lighting Cameraman/Director of Photography for J.Arthur Rank – those were great times. You did not tell in your post that the movie is actually a Scottish story and was filmed in Scotland, which was for me a double enjoyment, loving Scotland. I also love very much the song “Mull of Kintyre”, in particular when played by back-pipes. Gives me always like a butterfly feeling going through my body – like I said once before – must have been Scottish in one of my former lives.
    Here is Paul McCartney singing it with back-pipes accompanying him, just the greatest! Fits well with the movie! I love Roger Livesey, he is wonderful. I also remember the old white haired man in the movie his name escapes me, but I think it was Valentine Dyall – not sure – wonderful character actor and so is John Laurie – remember them so well from so many movies. It's all such a long ago!
    Thanks for bringing this movie to our attention and for me to do some wonderful reminiscing.
    I am sure you will like this song too, it goes right into your heart!…
    Take care and all the best to you,

  11. Anonymous

    June 2, 2011 at 5:47 am

    No vacation yet then, dear, but a great idea anyway!

  12. Anonymous

    June 2, 2011 at 5:50 am

    Ok, thanks friends, maybe when I am can't stand watching any Flynn movie anymore I am going to get Netflix… cuz at the moment, it's even hard to find my 20 Flynn film minutes a day! Thanks for the great advice!

  13. Anonymous

    June 2, 2011 at 8:36 am

    Hi Tina,
    I never knew your husband was a cameraman, let alone that he worked for J. Arthur Rank. I still get goosebumps when I see and hear that famous gong. Did your husband ever meet J. Arthur?
    I didn't want to give too much of the story away before people had a chance to watch the film. Yes, it is set in Scotland and one of the things I love about the film is that the Scottish backdrop is as essential to the story as any of the characters… the whirling wind and rain add to the romance in a similar way that the wild Yorkshire moors do so in Wuthering Heights.
    Speaking of the photography, again… there is a huge German influence; Erwin Heller was a genius of lighting effects and you can almost feel Murnau amongst those Scottish highlands. A strange amalgamation in 1945!!
    The old white-haired man is (if we are thinking the same man) Finlay Currie, a great character actor of British screen. John Laurie, although only a small role is wonderful; He actually choreographed the whole barn dance scene. Pressburger wrote the screenplay in a week, which I find amazing.
    It is right up there with the very best films ever made.
    best wishes,

  14. Anonymous

    June 2, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    What a pity! I thought school is done with by June 24th!

  15. Anonymous

    June 2, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Hi Brian;
    I always loved the gong, made you sit up and pay attention, it was a very dramatic beginning of a movie. The gong itself was actually just a kind of cardboard material. Can't remember the actual name of the material. My husband never met J. Arthur Rank, being the mid 1950's to mid 1960's he was not accessible at all – maybe only to very few top executives only. Apparently there always were just front-man to represent him in those days.
    That is one great effect in so many British films – the stormy weather aspect woven in with the emotions portrayed by the actors and the dramatic undertone of the scene. As you say, there is another example – the wild Yorkshire moors do so in Wuthering Heights. Outstanding composition of Dramaturgie!
    Thank you for reminding me – yes – it was Finlay Currie – right! The good old memory! I always liked him – a wonderful great character actor. John Laurie used to play in so many films and I remember him well. Emeric Pressburger must have been a genius to write the screenplay in one week.
    It is nice to discuss all this with you – I enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing!
    My best wishes to you,

  16. Anonymous

    June 3, 2011 at 12:10 am

    Yes, I like this movie very much. My boss gave me a copy because she liked it so much that when she was getting a copy for herself, she got me one. By the way how does one become an “author” on this site. On May 31st, I would have liked to have posted a litttle notice to remember Errol's son, Sean on what would have been his 70th birthday! Also I thought people would like to know that as usual on June 20th, Flynn's birthday, TCM (USA) is honoring Flynn with a showing of a slew of his movies and one of them is “Mara Maru” which I think is being shown on TCM for the first time. Of course you can get this movie as a burn to order DVD from Warner Home Video through… as well as other video outlets, but it should be fun to watch for those who may have never seen it before, or like myself have only seen it once at a retrospective theatre. –A. R.

  17. Anonymous

    June 3, 2011 at 1:15 am

    We sure made a great faux pas on this blog not to remember Sean's 70th Birthday. I for one hold my head in shame! I will make a post for you immediately in your name.
    On the issue of how to become a member/ author please contact David DeWitt at… he is our administrator and owner of this blog.
    Also thank you for the reminder of Errol's Birthday and the showing of six or seven of his movies one after another on TCM.
    Plus in June TCM is also showing Robbin Hood on the 5th, That Forsyte Woman on the 6th, San Antonio and Montana on the 8th, Don Juan on the 11th and Never Say Goodbye on the 17th.
    It is a great showing to honor Errol!
    I look forward to welcome you on this blog as an author!
    All the best to you,