It’s 1943, and the inhabitants of the island of Todday in the Outer Hebrides have run out of whisky due to wartime rationing. One night, a freighter runs aground near the island and starts to sink. To the delight of the locals, its cargo consists for 50 000 cases of whisky. As word quickly spreads across the islands, a plan is hatched to swipe the bottles for themselves before the authorities can seize them.
Filmed on Barra, and based on a true story that happened off Eriskay in 1941, this classic wartime comedy is the debut of Scottish director Alexander Mackendrick (The Ladykillers, Sweet Smell of Success).
“Hilarious Ealing gem.” Empire
“a cornerstone of the golden age of Ealing Studios” Mark Kermode
English, Scottish Gaelic