Cast: Anderson James; Clark Jameson; Currie Finlay; Graham Morland; Gregson John; Hunter Alastair; Jackson Gordon; Justice James Robertson; MacKenzie Compton; Macowan Norman; Macrae Duncan; Matthews A.E.; Mollison Henry; Radford Basil; Seton Bruce; Watson Wylie; Webster Frank; Woodburn James; Blunt Gabrielle; Cadell Jean; Greenwood Joan; Lacey Catherine; MacNeil Mary; Balcon Michael; Danischewsky Monja; MacPhail Angus; Gibbs Gerald; Irving Ernest; Mackendrick Alexander; Crichton Charles; Sterling Joseph; Owens Marjorie; Rank J. Arthur
Taglines: A Highland fling on a tight little island
Storyline: 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.
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.