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    Whiskey Galore (Ealing, 1949). British One Sheet (27" X 40").
    This classic Ealing comedy, also known as Tight Little Island, 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, in the Outer Hebrides Islands, 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 and with paper loss, and border chips, all of which has been addressed with restoration. Fine on Linen.


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