Whisky Galore (1948)
This is a wonderful tale based on a real-life incident that occurred in 1941. A ship runs aground on the rocks near a small Scottish island. This ship contained thousands of barrels of the locals’ favourite tipple – whiskey. In the face of an honest but increasingly unpopular English Home Guard Captain, the locals set to salvaging and stowing away as much of the whiskey as they possibly can. Starring Basil Radford, directed by Alexander Mackendrik. A somewhat similar theme is explored in the more recent (1998) film “Waking Ned”, which had quite a few funny moments of its own but couldn’t possibly match the charm and wit of Whisky Galore.