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.
Catherine Lacey....Mrs. Waggett
Bruce Seton....Sergeant Odd
Joan Greenwood....Peggy Macroon
Wylie Watson....Joseph Macroon
Gabrielle Blunt....Catriona Macroon
Gordon Jackson....George Campbell
Jean Cadell....Mrs. Campbell
James Robertson Justice....Dr. Maclaren
Morland Graham....The Biffer
John Gregson....Sammy MacCodrun
James Woodburn....Roderick MacRurie
James Anderson....Old Hector
Jameson Clark....Constable Macrae
Duncan Macrae....Angus MacCormac
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