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Ambitious and headstrong since childhood, young Englishwoman Joan Webster takes a train journey to the northern isles of Scotland, there to wed. Her stuffy fiancée is an industrialist millionaire twice her age but romance is but a trifle to Joan, who sees nothing troubling at all in the prestige and class that the marriage will make hers. But the last leg of a long trip is delayed by bad weather, marooning Joan in a tiny coastal village with only one telephone, and worse, temptation in the form of Torquil MacNeil (Roger Livesey). A Royal Navy officer on leave also stranded by the storm, Torquil is immediately attracted to Joan, who resists mightily.
The problem for Joan is that the charm of the landscape and the vibrancy of the locals tempt her with a vision of an alternate future based on a set of values she had previously discounted. Her wedding dress hangs in its cellophane bag, reminding her that if she doesn't soon get to her island destination all of her proud plans may crumble ...
Cast: Wendy Hiller, Roger Livesey, Pamela Brown, Finlay Currie, Catherine Lacey, Petula Clark
Directors: Emeric Pressburger Michael Powell
Running time: 91 minutes
PAL format. Black and White
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