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.
Main title from Whisky Galore! (1949).
Ealing’s classic film comedy remade as a musical opens at a Scottish theatre.
‘Whisky Galore! The Making of a Fillum’ depicts the meeting between the 1948 film’s director, writer and star actress.
Popular Ealing films screened and a DVD boxset released to celebrate 100 years of Ealing Studios.
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.
- 1950 - (Nominated) BAFTA - Best British Film
Whisky Galore - GB (Ealing), 1949, 82 minutes, B&W, Compton Mackenzie, Angus MacPhail (Writers), Alexander Mackendrick (Director)