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