Not Rated | | Drama, Romance
A young Englishwoman goes to the Hebrides to marry her older, wealthier fiancé. When the weather keeps them separated on different islands, she begins to have second thoughts.
C.W.R. Knight was a real-life falconer and trained the golden eagle "Torquil" in this film.
Have you got any beams in your room?
Joan Webster: Yes, why?
Torquil MacNeil: Count them before you go to sleep and your wish'll come true.
Joan Webster: As easy as that?
Torquil MacNeil: Only the first night under the roof.
In the opening credits, as the factory gate swings shut the top bar on it is partially obscured by the hanging miniature that adds another floor to the factory - which is really the front offices of Denham Studios.
Closing credits: We gratefully acknowledge our debt to Ian McKenzie of Iona Malcolm MacKellaig as Gaelic Adviser John Laurie in the Céilidh Sequences Many friends on Colonsay and on the Island of Mull, and to true Scotsmen everywhere.
When Bridie and Joan are arguing in Joan's bedroom when Joan is about to try to get to the island, Bridie has a little speech where she says "Some folks there are, who want to drown fine young men and break young girls' hearts so that they can be bedded one day sooner." Risqué stuff for 1945. It was dubbed in the initial American release for her to say "wedded" instead of "bedded".
English, Scottish Gaelic