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Whisky Galore! ()

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featuring Basil Radford, Catherine Lacey, Joan Greenwood, Bruce Seton, Gordon Jackson, James Robertson Justice

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 devotees of British comedy as the best and most representative offering from the short-lived Ealing Studios. Hal Erickson, Rovi Hide synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 5.000

Also known as "Tight Little Island" (Hebrides)

by Barbs524 on Jun 11, 2009

Droll account of a Scottish island in the Outer Hebrides whose natives have been deprived of their whiskey (a staple) during World War II until a freighter with a cargo of whiskey capsizes on the rocky shore, telling of their "rescue" of the liquid treasure to save it from confiscation by British revenue officers. Great fun. Wonderful portrayals of Scots and Brits.

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Jeff Smith

Originally was titled "Tight Little Island" and was in Black & White only.

It was broadcasted from TV stations in last 1950s to early 60s. It is a good humored spin on deprived civilians cut off from normal trade with mainland UK during WWII, then a shipload of whiskey falls into their hands. To retain it they must hide it from the authorities. How they accomplish that creates ... Read more

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