It took me time to get the rhythm of this classic Archers tale. It’s about a woman(elegantly performed by Wendy Hiller) who is set and driven to rise out of her social standing. She goes to the right schools, takes the right jobs and is finally about to marry a rich man(a Chemical Industrialist – the projected fantasy wedding scene is one of Powell’s funniest montages). Then on the eve of her wedding on a Scottish island called Killoran, she’s stranded at the scottish island port from which she is to set sail. And then she meets Torquil(Roger Livesey) who is the final and greatest obstacle to her set path in life. This is such an effortless, simple and poetic film that it can seem slight when you first see it. It needs to be seen again and again to be truly appreciated.