Whisky Galore! (Tight Little Island)
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Whisky Galore! (Tight Little Island)
Memorable World War II-era farce about a Scottish island devoid of whisky--until a ship carrying some 50,000 cases of liquor is wrecked off its coast. A massive rescue operation immediately ensues, which in turn leads to a massive cover-up operation as the authorities set out to investigate. (Alternate title: Tight Little Island)
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A colourful contribution to the current debate on the future of Scotland."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"Adapted by Compton Mackenzie and Angus MacPhail from Mackenzie's own novel, Alexander Mackendrick's sublime film is one of the jewels in the Ealing crown."
‑ David Parkinson, Radio Times
"Basil Radford, Joan Greenwood, Catherine Lacey and Gordon Jackson are among the players who got fed up with drinking cold tea and pretending it was the hard stuff."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
"A whimsical tale of Celtic self-reliance vs English stuffiness, this wee comedy dram warms the heart as surely as a blended malt."
‑ Jamie Russell, Total Film
"Beguiling, subversive and a complete joy."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"Mackendrick's already evident feeling for mordant human clashes ruptures the studio's coziness"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
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