I Know What I'm Doing

Synopsis: June Bennett goes to Yorkshire to marry one of the richest men in Britain. Despite being twice her age, she knows what she is doing.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
93 min


("Scarborough Fair")

[Man] This is Yorkshire, England.

A land steeped in history and folklore.

Where a man's word is his bond.

And this bond, the centuries

that he cannot shake

from his character.

[Woman] This is London, England.

A land steeped in history.

Where a woman can be who she wants to be.

Her character formed

by decades of progress

and emancipation won by

determination and action.

[Alan] Darling, yes

everything's arranged.

I'll be with you tomorrow.

I've got Frankfurt on hold,

I have to get back to them.

You're always so busy lately, Alan.

[Alan] You want us to have

a great lifestyle or not?

I'm doing this for us, you understand?

Yes, of course I understand.

Will you call me later?

[Alan] You bet.

Bye, sweetie.


(gentle music)

(cell phone ringing)


Where are you?

I'm just around the corner.

Just closed a big deal.

Had to fight for it.

It's hard with all that's

happened with the banks.

Yeah well I'll come and meet you.

Oh, it'd be lovely to see you.

You too.

I hope I have your blessing.

I'm to be a lady now.

The wife of Sir Alan Pennington.

Your employer?

How did this happen?

We've been in negotiations

for a while now.

Oh, this just another

merger for you then?

No Dad, it's not like that at all.

We've been seeing each

other for months now.

He's very sweet.

He's a bit old for you.

He must be my age.

So, my daughter's to be a trophy wife.

Mum was a lot younger than

you, and you always adored her.

I don't have to worry

about anything anymore.

I'm going to live in a

mansion, have whatever I want.

You always did.

Well I don't think we're

gonna agree on that, Dad.

Let's not differ.

I've made up my mind.

I know what I'm doing.

'Course you do.

You always were difficult, June.

I'm independent.

That's a strength, not a curse.

Tell me one thing then.

Are you gonna marry Sir Alan

or Pennington Imperial Industries?

Dad, let's not do this.

Can't you be happy for me?

I want a child, let's face it.

My clock's ticking.

I wish Mum was here.

I'm going to wear her wedding dress.

She'd say to me, give my

little girl anything she wants.

OK, I give in.

You have my blessing.

Can you take this soup

away please, it's gone cold.

Thank you.

You're already acting

like Lady Pennington, June.

Won't be acting much longer.

I'm getting on the train tomorrow to York.

We're to be married the day

after tomorrow in Caldwell.

Where on earth is that?

It's his country estate.

It's in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

Near Scarborough.

Have you been there before?

Only in my dreams.

Hills with hawks.

Sands with basking

seals, it takes two hours

just to walk around the estate.

I'm sure it does.

Well I thought you preferred

walking around London.

Bright lights, expensive shops.

I've done all of that.

We want to be married

somewhere we can get away.

Everything's planned.

One long romantic weekend.

It's gonna be a short marriage then.


Alan is a tycoon.

One weekend away is an eternity

to someone who runs a multinational.

Am I to be invited?

We won't have any guests.

It's just for the two of us.

You can meet him when

we get back to London.

Our main residence is to be in Chelsea.

Really June, I'm at a loss for words.

After all, you're my only child.

My only family, really must you?


Trust me.

I know what I'm doing.

Is there anyone to meet you in York?


Everything's taken care of.

Alan's estate manager, Mrs.

Watts, has arranged my journey.

And Mr. Claxton will

be waiting with a car.

Oh, cheer up, Dad.

Your only daughter's getting married.

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