DVD: Whisky Galore! (PG)

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In a wretched week for DVD releases, raise a glass to this delightful Ealing comedy from 1949.

It's not quite as deliciously subversive as Ealing's The Ladykillers or Kind Hearts and Coronets, but this whimsical, slightly naughty tale is still hugely evocative and droll. A ship full of whisky has gone down off the fictional island of Todday and the islanders are keen to pilfer some of the scotch for themselves. However, spoil sport Captain Waggett (Basil Radford) sees it as his duty to prevent the robbing of this booze booty. The lovely Joan Greenwood and James Robertson Justice excel in this joyous paean to drinking.