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Whisky Galore!

1h 20m Comedy, Crime 1949

This is the story of a ship that runs aground carrying 50,000 cases of whisky, and of the fictional Todday islanders’ attempts to salvage and plunder the stranded ship’s cargo. Compton Mackenzie, who wrote the famous comic novel, was inspired by a real wreck and by his experiences living among the islanders of Barra. The humour is gentle and wonderfully dry – the introductory voiceover sets the tone when talking about the isolation of Todday: “To the west there is nothing,” says the narrator, before adding as a throwaway line “… except America.”


English, Scottish Gaelic



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