Whisky Galore! (Tight Little Island)
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Whisky Galore! (Tight Little Island)
Originally released in Great Britain as Whisky Galore!, Tight Little Island is a comedy predicated on the notion that all Scotsmen are lushes. The tiny Scots Island of Todday suffers from a wartime whisky shortage. Luck of luck, a ship full of the precious liquid is wrecked on a reef. The islanders conspire to smuggle the whisky off the ship right under the noses of the pesky British revenue officials. Numerous clever comic complications occur before the happy ending--which, we are told by the narrator, was not so happy once all the whisky was consumed. Tight Little Island is regarded by… More
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"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 [UK]
"Mackendrick's already evident feeling for mordant human clashes ruptures the studio's coziness"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
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