Whisky Galore!


1h 22m 1949
Whisky Galore!

Brief Synopsis

Scottish islanders try to plunder 50,000 cases of whisky from a stranded ship.

Film Details

Also Known As
Tight Little Island
Genre
Comedy
Crime
Adaptation
Release Date
1949

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 22m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1

Synopsis

Based on a true story. The name of the real ship, that sunk Feb 5 1941 - during WWII - was S/S Politician. Having left Liverpool two days earlier, heading for Jamaica, it sank outside Eriskay, The Outer Hebrides, Scotland, in bad weather, containing 250,000 bottles of whisky. The locals gathered as many bottles as they could, before the proper authorities arrived, and even today, bottles are found in the sand or in the sea every other year.

Film Details

Also Known As
Tight Little Island
Genre
Comedy
Crime
Adaptation
Release Date
1949

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 22m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1

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Trivia

Based on the true story of the sinking of the SS Politician in the Outer Hebrides in 1943.