Whisky Galore!

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Whisky Galore!

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Whisky Galore!

Release Date: June 16, 1949

Year    :   1949
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Comedy, Crime
Production Companies    :   Ealing Studios, General Film Distributors
Director    :   Alexander Mackendrick
Producers    :   Michael Balcon, Monja Danischewsky, Hal Mason, L.C. Rudkin
Writers    :   Angus MacPhail, Compton MacKenzie, Compton MacKenzie
RunTime    :   82 mins.

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.

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