Whisky Galore | reviewed by: William O'Donnell | June 3, 2020
entertainment value
A charming islander comedy. The romances and the caper are all conveyed as upbeat despite the obstacles.
genre Comedy | foreign
synopsis The story of the inhabitants of the isolated Scottish island of Todday, in the Outer Hebrides, where gloom sets in as their wartime rationing of whisky runs out. When cargo ship the SS Cabinet Minister runs aground the shrewd islanders run rings around the buffoonish English Home Guard commander Captain Waggett and conspire to hide away cases of the precious amber nectar.
lead actors Gregor Fisher | Eddie Izzard | Naomi Battrick | Ellie Kendrick | Sean Biggerstaff | Kevin Guthrie | James Cosmo | Fenella Woolgar | Michael Nardone | John Sessions | Brian Pettifer | Iain Robertson | Anthony Strachan | Annie Louise Ross | Sean Scanlan | Matt Costello | Ken Drury | Tim Pigott-Smith | Kevin Mains | Ciaron Kelly | Andrew Dallmeyer | Mike Tibbetts | Holly Howden Gilchrist | Alan Cuthbert | Doug Mathieson | Alex Mathieson
director Gillies MacKinnon