When 50,000 cases of whisky are stranded on a ship which runs aground,
the inhabitants of a Scottish island cannot resist the temptation.
Unfortunately, a Home Guard captain (an Englishman) stands in their way.
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.
Basil Radford as Captain Paul Waggett
Catherine Lacey as Mrs Waggett
Bruce Seton as Sergeant Odd
Joan Greenwood as Peggy Macroon
Wylie Watson as Joseph Macroon
Gabrielle Blunt as Catriona Macroon
Gordon Jackson as George Campbell
Jean Cadell as Mrs Campbell
James Robertson Justice as Dr Maclaren
Morland Graham as The Biffer
John Gregson as Sammy MacCodrun
James Woodburn as Roderick MacRurie
James Anderson as Old Hector
Jameson Clark as Constable Macrae
Duncan Macrae as Angus McCormac
Mary MacNeil as Mrs McCormac
Norman Macowan as Captain MacPhee
Alastair Hunter as Captain MacKechnie
Henry Mollison as Farquharson
Compton MacKenzie as Captain Buncher rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Finlay Currie as Narrator (uncredited)
A.E. Matthews as Colonel Linsey-Woolsey (uncredited)
Frank Webster as 1st Mate (uncredited)
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