A classic comedy, very much rooted in its Scottish location but appealing to cinemagoers worldwide, “Whisky Galore!” tells the story, apparently based on true events, of a fictional Scottish island in the Outer Hebrides that has run dry of whisky but whose inhabitants are gifted a shipwreck carrying 50,000 cases of the spirit.
With opposition from the local law enforcers, the islanders plot to salvage and hide the drink. Like other Ealing comedies, “Whisky Galore!” presents the tale of the small underdog battling a larger enemy, in this case the state bureaucracy of the Home Guard & customs officials.
Also starring Joan Greenwood & Basil Radford, international cinemagoers were captivated by the whisky-dependent islanders in “Whisky Galore!” – the film was renamed “Tight Little Island” for American audiences and the French title inspired the name of the world’s first ever discotheque, Whisky à Gogo in Paris.
The film opened in two London cinemas on June 16th 1949, the Haymarket Gaumont & the Marble Arch Pavilion.
All four actors are also included in the Scottish Film Map.
“Whisky Galore!” Pop Art
Available in A4, A3, and A2 sizes to fit standard-size picture frames. Please note that black frames are not included – for a guide on choosing a frame size take a look here.
An official collaboration with Studiocanal, these prints are part of the Ealing Comedies & Scottish Cinema collections of stylish pop art inspired by the classic British comedy films made at Ealing Studios, featuring Art & Hue’s signature halftone style (halftone is an age-old technique that uses dots to make up the printed image, similar to newspapers or comic books).
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