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    Whiskey Galore (Eagle Lion, 1949). British One Sheet (27" X 40").
    Also known as Tight Little Island, this classic Ealing comedy is based on the true story of the wreck of the S.S. Politician on February 5, 1941. Bound from Liverpool to Jamaica, the ship went down off Eriskay, an island off the coast of Scotland, with over 250,000 bottles of whiskey on board. The locals, blessing their good fortune, gathered as many bottles as they could before the arrival of the authorities, and it's said that bottles from the wreck still occasionally wash up on the beach to this day. Using this raw material, writers Compton Mackenzie and Angus McPhail were able to craft what was to become widely hailed as one of the finest comedies from this young studio. The country-of-origin poster had corner pinholes, fold wear with paper loss, and border chips, all of which have been addressed with restoration. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.


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