This 1945 Battelle Film Club offering follows Joan Webster who travels to Scotland to marry a rich, middle-aged man she doesn’t love. Storms keep her from reaching her betrothed who is holed up on a mythical Scottish isle, Kiloran.
Webster’s travels hook her up with Torquil MacNeil. He’s home on a short leave from duty in World War II. Like her, he wants to get to Kiloran. MacNeil and the locals have different values and life attitude than the citified Webster.
Getting stuck a storm-tossed sea away from marriage and being set for life leads to emotional storms that help Joan discover that there is more to life than money and things.
The title is misleading. The black and white film hides the gorgeous countryside and adds to a plot that goes nowhere at about the same speed as the main characters. While is no doubt was a decent film in 1945, it doesn’t really know where it is going.
A little color and this is at least a great looking movie.
Not rated but probably G or PG. It plays Friday, Oct. 8 only at 8 p.m. at the Battelle Auditorium.
Mr. Movie rating: 3 stars
5 stars/4 1/2 stars: Must see on the big screen
4 stars / 3 1/2 stars: Good film, see it if it's your type of movie.
3 stars / 2 1/2 stars: Wait until it comes out on DVD.
2 stars / 1 star: Don't bother.
0 stars: Speaks for itself