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.
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.