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.
Director: Alexander Mackendrick, Harry Kratz, Marjorie Owens
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Cast: Alastair Hunter, Basil Radford, Bruce Seton, Catherine Lacey, Compton MacKenzie, Duncan Macrae, Frank Webster, Gabrielle Blunt, Gordon Jackson, Henry Mollison, Jame Anderson, James Anderson