Basil Radford, Bruce Seton, Joan Greenwood, Gordon Jackson / Fiction / English, Gaelic
When a ship carrying 50,000 cases of whisky runs aground on a Hebridean island, the locals are determined to bypass bureaucracy and keep it for themselves – by any means necessary!
Alexander Mackendrick's 1949 Ealing comedy (adapted from Compton Mackenzie's novel, which in turn was inspired by a real incident) is an absolute joy – warm and wise and drolly hilarious, with wonderful performances and beautiful locations on the island of Barra.
2015 Festival Diary:
Click on a day to highlight movies on that day.
Share this page
Share this Film Festival page with your friends and family.
Find Films By Strand
EIFF is split into Strands. Use them to help find your films.