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Subject: NUT BROWN MAIDEN -what 1940s film?
From: GUEST,aandersen@landmarkcollege.org
Date: 07 Aug 01 - 01:56 PM

Can anyone name an English film of the 1940s which featured this 1800s ballad? It's the last question I need answered to win a film contest. Grateful for any help. -Arne Andersen


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Subject: RE: NUT BROWN MAIDEN -what 1940s film?
From: Sorcha
Date: 07 Aug 01 - 02:18 PM

If we find the answer do we get to share the prize?


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Subject: RE: NUT BROWN MAIDEN -what 1940s film?
From: Sorcha
Date: 07 Aug 01 - 02:26 PM

I'll bet it was Jeannie With the Light Brown Hair but I don't know for sure.


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Subject: RE: NUT BROWN MAIDEN -what 1940s film?
From: Jeri
Date: 07 Aug 01 - 03:06 PM

English film...

I don't know ANYthing about this - just throwing out some movie titles in the hope someone will recognise if one is correct:
Great Expectations (1947)
Odd Man Out (also 1947)
Anything ring a bell?


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Subject: RE: NUT BROWN MAIDEN -what 1940s film?
From: Sorcha
Date: 07 Aug 01 - 03:30 PM

Well, I don't have time to do it, but here is a site that might be of some help..........


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Subject: RE: NUT BROWN MAIDEN -what 1940s film?
From: Manitas
Date: 07 Aug 01 - 03:47 PM

How about "Tunes of Glory"? I'm not sure if it was 40's or 50's but the subject matter was the struggle for control of a post-war Scottish regiment and there was a lot of bagpipe music. I'd be surprised if "Nut Brown Maiden" wasn't heard in it.


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Subject: RE: NUT BROWN MAIDEN -what 1940s film?
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 07 Aug 01 - 03:56 PM

I think it was Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's I Know Where I'm Going (1945), but I'll have to check it and get back to you on that.


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Subject: RE: NUT BROWN MAIDEN -what 1940s film?
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 07 Aug 01 - 04:40 PM

Yes, I was right.  Sung in Gaelic.


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Subject: RE: NUT BROWN MAIDEN -what 1940s film?
From: Sandy Paton
Date: 07 Aug 01 - 04:56 PM

Malcolm is right! My wife's favorite film of all time. I Know Where I'm Going with Wendy Heller and Roger Livesey, but my favorite in the film was Pamela Brown!

Sandy


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Subject: RE: NUT BROWN MAIDEN -what 1940s film?
From: Noreen
Date: 07 Aug 01 - 05:01 PM

Malcolm gets to share the prize!


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Subject: RE: NUT BROWN MAIDEN -what 1940s film?
From: Sorcha
Date: 07 Aug 01 - 07:02 PM

So who is gonna e mail?


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Subject: RE: NUT BROWN MAIDEN -what 1940s film?
From: SINSULL
Date: 07 Aug 01 - 07:51 PM

I thought "I Know Where I'm Going" too. My favorite was the whirlpool and her gown sucked down into it. Great movie.


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Subject: RE: NUT BROWN MAIDEN -what 1940s film?
From: Sorcha
Date: 07 Aug 01 - 07:54 PM

OK, I'll e mail..........


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Subject: RE: NUT BROWN MAIDEN -what 1940s film?
From: Art Thieme
Date: 07 Aug 01 - 08:43 PM

Could be one of the most romantic films ever made. We've always loved it too.

Art & Carol Thieme


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Subject: RE: NUT BROWN MAIDEN -what 1940s film?
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 07 Aug 01 - 10:15 PM

I'm very fond of that film.  Powell had also made documentaries about the Hebrides, and hired a Gaelic consultant to make sure that the language was used correctly.  The song arrangements were a long way from being authentic (most of the singing was done by the Glasgow Orpheus Choir) but the whole thing was done with respect and an attention to detail that was rare at that time.  Whisky Galore wasn't in the same league.


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Subject: RE: NUT BROWN MAIDEN -what 1940s film?
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 08 Aug 01 - 10:57 AM

I searched all about I Know Where I'm Going yesterday, but couldn't verify the background music was in it. All I could find was that the words were recited. Anyway, did I read that Nutbrown (or Nut Brown) Maiden is the same as Bluebells of Scotland? This movie sounds like a must see for me!


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Subject: RE: NUT BROWN MAIDEN -what 1940s film?
From: Sorcha
Date: 09 Aug 01 - 10:50 PM

Rec'd in my e mail:
Thank you to all - I'm very grateful. -Arne
Don't know why he didn't post it here.


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Subject: RE: NUT BROWN MAIDEN -what 1940s film?
From: GUEST,chrisj
Date: 10 Aug 01 - 03:13 AM

The Rankin Family have recorded a fine version of this song in Cape Breton Gaelic: 'Oro m'inion donn'. So have Mary & Frances Black.


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Subject: RE: NUT BROWN MAIDEN -what 1940s film?
From: Art Thieme
Date: 10 Aug 01 - 11:31 PM

Alex Campbell did my favorite version o' this. Just him and a guitar.

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: NUT BROWN MAIDEN -what 1940s film?
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 11 Aug 01 - 04:28 AM

I think I remember hearing it done by Mitch Miller and the Gang, and I really liked the song. Oops...am I allowed to say Mitch Miller here?

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: NUT BROWN MAIDEN -what 1940s film?
From: GUEST,John W Herbert -- faafx88591@yahoo.com
Date: 21 May 05 - 07:00 PM

The film was "I know where I"m going" with Wendy Hiller and Roger Livesay - the title came from the old song:-

"I know where I'm going
I know who's going with me
I know who I love
But the De'il knows who I'll marry"

"Nut Brown Maiden" are the sassenach words - the original Gaelic words are "Ho ro mo Nighean donn Bhoidhearch"

I have a wonderful recording made at the gathering of the Clans in 1977 - sung by massed Gaelic Choirs at the Grand Gaelic Ceilidh at Usher Hall on May 4th 1977. The recording also includes "Crimond" with its wonderful descant.

I have a large collection of Scottish recordings - even though I'm a gor blimey cockney

John


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Subject: RE: NUT BROWN MAIDEN -what 1940s film?
From: Sandy Paton
Date: 21 May 05 - 08:02 PM

We now have the DVD and have learned, much to my wife's horror, that Livesey was stuck in London, doing a stage play, throughout the filming. All those lovely outdoor shots of him in his swinging kilt striding o'er the shoreline rocks and hills were done by a stand-in! The interiors were all shot in London.
But Pamela Brown was great wherever she was filmed, despite her painful arthritis.
    And they used to say "photographs don't lie!"
    Sandy


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Subject: RE: NUT BROWN MAIDEN -what 1940s film?
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 22 May 05 - 03:42 PM

Yes, I had read that bit about the London play thing. It was very well cut to create such a seamless show.

Thoroughly enjoy the show whenever it shows up on late night television.

Sandy, could you tell me which company puts it out on DVD and what sort of call numbers to try and order it? Thanks.


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Subject: RE: NUT BROWN MAIDEN -what 1940s film?
From: Rumncoke
Date: 22 May 05 - 07:43 PM

The description of the execution by drowning of the unfaithful wife and her lover gave me nightmares for decades, it still gives me the horrors, I've got goose bumps just mentioning it.

Anne


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Subject: RE: NUT BROWN MAIDEN -what 1940s film?
From: GUEST,Kathy Cowan
Date: 16 May 20 - 03:14 AM

The film absolutely is "I Know Where I'm Going" with Wendy Hiller. Utterly charming movie.


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Subject: RE: NUT BROWN MAIDEN -what 1940s film?
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 16 May 20 - 03:44 AM

"The film absolutely is "I Know Where I'm Going" with Wendy Hiller. Utterly charming movie."
I totally agree on all counts - for anybody who has access to my favourite 'Talking Pictures' TV Chanell, it's regularly featured there - it's been on this week (UK/Ireland) so it will probably be repeated in the near future
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: NUT BROWN MAIDEN -what 1940s film?
From: GUEST,Starship
Date: 16 May 20 - 09:47 PM

NBM in Gaelic done by The Rankin Family.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKsrYkKGsoY


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Subject: RE: NUT BROWN MAIDEN -what 1940s film?
From: GUEST,Jerry
Date: 17 May 20 - 03:47 AM

I must be getting old, because I used to find the semi operatic rendition of the song in the film a bit cheesy, but watching it again recently, I find it does seem to work. Considering what was going on in 1945, you also have excuse the fact that much of it was not actually filmed in Scotland, but through great editing you would never know.


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Subject: RE: NUT BROWN MAIDEN -what 1940s film?
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 17 May 20 - 03:59 AM

Join the club Jerry - it happens to all of us
I'm constantly stunned at the enjoyment I now get from long-forgotten films that I can't remember enjoying first time around
Jim


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Subject: RE: NUT BROWN MAIDEN -what 1940s film?
From: GUEST,Jerry
Date: 17 May 20 - 05:42 AM

I reckon all the Powell and Pressburger films bear repeated viewing, being rather quirky they are often more entertaining third or fourth time around. A bit like folk songs of course.


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Subject: RE: NUT BROWN MAIDEN -what 1940s film?
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 17 May 20 - 08:38 AM

They regularly crop up on Talking Pictures
We'll be watching 'Colonel Blimp' shortly - saw the strange one about the nuns in the isolated mission a few weeks ago (Black Narcissus ?)
Matter of Life and Death is on regularly - we' watch it every time
They really don't make 'em like that any more
Jim


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Subject: RE: NUT BROWN MAIDEN -what 1940s film?
From: GUEST,Starship
Date: 17 May 20 - 01:37 PM

This may be of some use to you, Jim.

http://www.openculture.com/freemoviesonline


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