Whisky Galore

Author: Compton Mackenzie
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781473524507
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It's 1943 and the war has brought rationing to the Hebridean islands of Great and Little Todday. When food is in short supply, it is bad enough, but when the whisky runs out, it looks like the end of the world. Morale is at rock bottom. George Campbell needs a wee dram to give him the courage to stand up to his mother and marry Catriona. The priest, the doctor and, of course, the landlord at the inn are all having a very thin time of it. There's no conversation, no jolity, no fun - until a shipwreck off the coast brings a piece of extraordinary good fortune...

Whisky Galore

Author: Sir Compton Mackenzie
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781784870942
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It's 1943 and the war has brought rationing to the Hebridean islands of Great and Little Todday. When food is in short supply, it is bad enough, but when the whisky runs out, it looks like the end of the world. Morale is at rock bottom. George Campbell needs a wee dram to give him the courage to stand up to his mother and marry Catriona. The priest, the doctor and, of course, the landlord at the inn are all having a very thin time of it. There's no conversation, no jolity, no fun - until a shipwreck off the coast brings a piece of extraordinary good fortune...

Whisky Galore

Author: Compton Mackenzie
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780099453543
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Wartime food rationing is bad enough, but when the whisky supplies run out on the Hebridean islands of Great and Little Todday, nothing seems to go right. Then the fifty-thousand-bottle cargo of the shipwrecked S. S. Cabinet Minister brings salvation - in its most giddily intoxicating form.

Whisky Galore And The Maggie

Author: Colin McArthur
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 1860646336
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Colin McArthur covers two films, both made by Alexander Mackendrick. Whisky Galore! appeared in 1949 in postwar "austerity Britain", and The Maggie in 1953 when Britain was emerging into relative affluence. Both films are Ealing Studios productions, providing the opportunity to explore this remarkable outfit, and both offer distinct and fascinating representations of Scotland and the Scots.

Polly

Author: Roger Hutchinson
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781780573083
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Early on a wartime winter's morning in 1941, an 8,000-ton cargo ship loaded with whisky ran aground in the beautiful and treacherous seas of the Outer Hebrides. The events which followed became the stuff of folklore, and resulted in the famous fiction of Whisky Galore. But what really happened ... ?

Whisky Galore 1949

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ISBN: OCLC:947110489
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Whisky Galore! ranks among the most popular and best-loved of Ealing Studio's comedies, included on the British Film Institute's list of the 100 Best British films of the 20th Century. When a ship carrying 50,000 cases of whisky runs aground, the inhabitants of a Scottish island cannot resist the temptation to replenish their depleted supplies. Only an English Home Guard captain, brilliantly played by Basil Greenwood, stands in their way. The first film from from Ealing stalwart Alexander Mackendrick (The Ladykillers, The Man In the White Suit), Whisky Galore! is a 100% proof comedy classic, now digitally restored and remastered to its former glory.

Whisky Galore

Author: Sir Compton Mackenzie
Publisher: London : Chatto and Windus
ISBN: IND:30000047782879
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When an English ship carrying 50,000 cases of whiskey wrecks off the coast of a tiny Scottish island that has ran out of "the water of life", Captain Waggett vows to defend the vessel against any looting efforts.