Whisky Galore!

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| | 1h 22min
Stars: Basil Radford, Joan Greenwood, Jean Cadell

During World War II, a ship full of whisky is wrecked on a small Hebridean island where the local customs and excise man has his hands full

When a ship carrying 50,000 cases of whisky runs aground, the inhabitants of a Scottish island cannot resist the temptation to replenish their depleted supplies. Only an English Home Guard captain stands in their way.

Cast (20)

British actor, Basil Radford, as Captain Paul Waggett in Whisky Galore! (1949)
Captain Paul Waggett
A new picture of the talented and lovely British actress Joan Greenwood under contract to the J. Arthur Rank Organisation.
Peggy Macroon
Jean Cadell
Mrs Campbell
Gordon Jackson
George Campbell
Catherine Lacey
Mrs Waggett
Bruce Seton
Sergeant Odd
Wylie Watson
Joseph Macroon
Gabrielle Blunt
Catriona Macroon
James Robertson Justice
Dr Maclaren
Morland Graham
The Biffer
John Gregson
Sammy MacCodrun
James Woodburn
Roderick MacRurie
James Anderson
Old Hector
Jameson Clark
Constable Macrae
Duncan Macrae
Angus McCormac
Mary MacNeil
Mrs McCormac
Norman MacOwan
Captain MacPhee
Alastair Hunter
Captain MacKechnie
Henry Mollison
Farquharson
Compton MacKenzie
Captain Buncher
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News (3)

The cast of Whisky Galore a Musical!, during the 2009 run at the Pitlochry Theatre, Scotland
Musical version of Whisky Galore! opens at the Pitlochry Theatre
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Ealing’s classic film comedy remade as a musical opens at a Scottish theatre.
Cast photo from Whisky Galore, The Making of a Fillum (2007)
Play based on the making of Whisky Galore! opens
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‘Whisky Galore! The Making of a Fillum’ depicts the meeting between the 1948 film’s director, writer and star actress.
Poster for Six of the Best, a season of Ealing Comedies at UGC cinemas
Ealing Studios’ 100th anniversary celebrations
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Popular Ealing films screened and a DVD boxset released to celebrate 100 years of Ealing Studios.

Trivia (1)

Fourteen whisky bottles, said to be the last surviving from the wreck of the SS Politician, the real-life shipwreck that inspired the film, were sold in 1993 at a Glasgow auction for £12,012, with a bottle of Haig Dimple fetching £1,210.

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Whisky Galore! Special Edition DVD [2005]
Whisky Galore! DVD from Optimum, 2005

Released:
10th October, 2005
Price: £9.69
Buy Whisky Galore! Special Edition from Amazon.co.uk


Whisky Galore! DVD [2011]
Whisky Galore! DVD from Optimum, 2011

Released:
8th August, 2011
Price: £6.99
Buy Whisky Galore! from Amazon.co.uk


Film Clip

Production Information

Whisky Galore - GB (Ealing), 1949, 82 minutes, B&W, Compton Mackenzie, Angus MacPhail (Writers), Alexander Mackendrick (Director)

Awards

  • 1950 - (Nominated) BAFTA - Best British Film

Also Known As

Whisky a Go-Go (France)
Tight Little Island (USA)

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Joan Greenwood as Peggy Macroon smiles as she relaxes contentedly on the beach in Whisky Galore!
Joan Greenwood as Peggy Macroon relaxes on the beach in Whisky Galore!
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Whisky Galore! (1949) poster (3)
Whisky Galore! DVD from Optimum, 2011
Whisky Galore! (1949) DVD cover (Optimum, 2011)
Illustrierte Film Bühne magazine with Gordon Jackson in Whisky Galore!.  Number 1753.  (German).  Freut Euch des Lebens.
Film Bühne magazine – Gordon Jackson
Joan Greenwood (as Peggy Macroon) in a photograph from Whisky Galore! (1949) (3)
Whisky Galore! (1949) photograph (3) | Joan Greenwood
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Joan Greenwood, Bruce Seton and Mary McNeil starring in the Ealing Studios comedy ’Whisky Galore!’ (1949), directed by Alexander Mackendrick
Peggy (Joan Greewood) shares a joke
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Whisky Galore! DVD from Optimum, 2005
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Whisky Galore! (1949) opening credits
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Poster for Six of the Best, a season of Ealing Comedies at UGC cinemas
Six of the Best poster, UGC Cinemas 2002
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Whisky Galore! (1949) French DVD cover (1)

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