This week’s mystery movie has been the 1945 Michael Powell – Emeric Pressberger film “I Know Where I’m Going!” Unfortunately, I cant do justice to the ingenious opening title sequence, but it should settle once and for all the recent argument (in case you missed it) that opening credits were merely boring lists until the arrival of Saul Bass.
The DVD has been issued by the Criterion Collection and is available from the usual sources.
TMP, writing in the New York Times (Aug. 20, 1947) said:
The Archers, which is a corporate way of saying Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, have scored another bullseye. Last week this English writing-directing team gave us the artistically exciting “Black Narcissus.” Yesterday they sent to the Sutton Cinema, in East Fifty-seventh Street, one of the most satisfying screen romances of many a season. “I Know Where I’m Going” is boy-meets-girl, but developed in an adult, literate style—a sort of romantic suspense drama which is as beautifully performed as it is beautifully written and directed.
For Monday, we have a mystery girl.
Alas, still unidentified.
For Tuesday, we have a chap on the phone.
Update: This is Finlay Currie.
Update: This is C.W.R. Knight. Sorry for the mixup.
Brain Trust roll call: Jenny M. (mystery movie).
And for Wednesday, we have this mystery chap.
Update: This is George Carney.
For Thursday, we have a mystery chap with an arresting gaze. Surely it’s the leading lady and the sound of the pipers playing.
Update: This is Roger Livesey.
Brain Trust roll call: Howard Mandelbaum (mystery movie and Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s mystery guests) and Jenny M. (Wednesday’s mystery guest).
And for Friday, our mystery leading lady.
Update: This is Wendy Hiller.
Brain Trust roll call: Howard Mandelbaum (mystery movie and all mystery guests), Jenny M. (Wednesday’s mystery guest), Mary Mallory (mystery movie and Tuesday’s and Thursday’s mystery guests), Mike Hawks (mystery movie and Thursday’s mystery guest), Anne Papineau (mystery movie and Thursday’s mystery guest), Lee Ann, Megan and Thom (mystery movie and Thursday’s mystery guest) and Victor H. Brown (Thursday’s mystery guest).