Saturday, 2 June 2012

Whisky Galore (1949)

Whisky Galore (1949);fc=1;ft=20
Alexander Mackendrick
John Gregson, Catherine Lacey, Jean Cadell, Gordon Jackson, Joan Greenwood, Basil Radford, Duncan Macrae, Jameson Clark, Wylie Watson, Bruce Seton, Gabrielle Blunt, James Robertson Justice, Morland Graham, James Woodburn, James Anderson
25 December 1949 (USA)
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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