Whisky Galore!

(1949)

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| Film | B&W | Comedy | 1h 22min |
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| 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

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British actor, Basil Radford, as Captain Paul Waggett in Whisky Galore! (1949)
Capt 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, British actor photo (1)
John Gregson
Sammy MacCodrun
James Woodburn
Roderick MacRurie
James Anderson
Old Hector
Jameson Clark
Constable Macrae
Duncan Macrae
Angus MacCormac
Mary MacNeil
Mrs MacCormac
Norman MacOwan
Capt MacPhee
Alastair Hunter
Capt MacKechnie
Henry Mollison
Mr Farquharson
Compton MacKenzie
Capt Buncher
Frank Webster
First Mate
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Reviews

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Marvellously detailed, fast-moving, well-played and attractively photographed comedy that firmly established the richest Ealing vein. (Halliwell’s)

Film clips

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Main title from Whisky Galore! (1949).  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

Whisky Galore! (1949) Opening Credits

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Main title from Whisky Galore! (1949). 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

News

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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

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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.

Awards

  • 1950 - (Nominated) BAFTA - Best British Film

Pictures

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Main title from Whisky Galore! (1949) (15). By a strange coincidence the SS Cabinet Minister was wrecked off the Island of Todday two years after the SS Politician, with a similar cargo, was wrecked off the Island of Eriskay. But the coincidence stops there, for our story and the characters in it are pure fiction
Main title from Whisky Galore! (1949) (14). Ealing Studios
Main title from Whisky Galore! (1949) (13)
Main title from Whisky Galore! (1949) (12). Produced by Michael Balcon
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Main title from Whisky Galore! (1949) (7)
Main title from Whisky Galore! (1949) (6). And Bruce Seton, Henry Mollison, Morland Graham, John Gregson, Gabrielle Blunt, Duncan Macrae
Main title from Whisky Galore! (1949) (5). With James Robertson Justice, Gordon Jackson, Wylie Watson, Catherine Lacey, Jean Cadell
Main title from Whisky Galore! (1949) (4)
Main title from Whisky Galore! (1949) (3). Basil Radford and Joan Greenwood in
Main title from Whisky Galore! (1949) (2). An Ealing Studios production
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Joan Greenwood as Peggy Macroon smiles as she relaxes contentedly on the beach in Whisky Galore!
Poster for Whisky Galore! (1949) (3)
Whisky Galore! DVD from Optimum, 2011
Illustrierte Film Bühne magazine with Gordon Jackson in Whisky Galore!.  Number 1753.  (German).  Freut Euch des Lebens.
Joan Greenwood (as Peggy Macroon) in a photograph from Whisky Galore! (1949) (3)
Poster for Whisky Galore! (1949) (2)
Video cover from Whisky Galore! (1949) (6)
DVD cover of Whisky Galore! (1949) (2)
Video cover from Whisky Galore! (1949) (4)
DVD cover of Whisky Galore! (1949) (4)
DVD cover of Whisky Galore! (1949) (5)
Whisky Galore! DVD from Optimum, 2005
Photograph from Whisky Galore! (1949) (2)
Lobby card from Tight Little Island [Whisky Galore!] (1949) (8)
Lobby card from Tight Little Island [Whisky Galore!] (1949) (7)
Lobby card from Tight Little Island [Whisky Galore!] (1949) (6)
Lobby card from Tight Little Island [Whisky Galore!] (1949) (5)
Lobby card from Tight Little Island [Whisky Galore!] (1949) (4)
Lobby card from Tight Little Island [Whisky Galore!] (1949) (3)
Lobby card from Tight Little Island [Whisky Galore!] (1949) (2)
Lobby card from Tight Little Island [Whisky Galore!] (1949) (1)
Poster for Tight Little Island [Whisky Galore!] (1949) (1)
American lobby card from Tight Little Island [Whisky Galore!] (1949) (1)
American poster for Tight Little Island [Whisky Galore!] (1949) (1)
Video cover from Whisky Galore! (1949) (3)
Australian poster for Whisky Galore! (1949) (1)
Video cover from Whisky Galore! (1949) (7)
Poster for Six of the Best, a season of Ealing Comedies at UGC cinemas
French lobby card from Whisky Galore! (1949) (1)
French poster for Whisky Galore! (1949) (2)
French poster for Whisky Galore! (1949) (1)
DVD cover of Whisky Galore! (1949) (3)
Soundtrack from Whisky Galore! (1949) (1)
DVD cover of Whisky Galore! (1949) (1)
Photograph from Whisky Galore! (1949) (1)
Poster for Whisky Galore! (1949) (1)
Book of Whisky Galore! (1949) (2)
Book of Whisky Galore! (1949) (1)
Video cover from Whisky Galore! (1949) (1)
Lobby card from Whisky Galore! (1949) (1)
Video cover from Whisky Galore! (1949) (8)
Video cover from Whisky Galore! (1949) (5)
Video cover from Whisky Galore! (1949) (2)
French DVD cover of Whisky Galore! (1949) (1)

Production

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Michael Balcon
Producer

Also known as

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

Companies

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General Film Distributors (GFD)
Distribution company