Whisky Galore

  • Alexander Mackendrick /
  • United Kingdom /
  • 1949 /
  • 81 mins

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.

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