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Part of the film's appeal to British audiences in the late '40s was that wartime rationing was still in place and times were very austere. The film's flaunting attitude towards authority obviously struck a chord.
Aye, ye have the Gaelic fine.
Had there really been whisky (or really about anything except air) in those wooden crates piled as high as a person on the rowboats the villagers use to loot the cargo ship, those boats would have capsized or sunk by the sheer weight of the crates.
Opening credits prologue: By a strange coincidence the S.S. Cabinet Minister was wrecked off the Island of Todday [in the movie] two years after the S.S. Politician, with a similar cargo, was wrecked [in real life] off the Island of Eriskay. But the coincidence stops there, for our story and the characters in it are pure fiction.
English, Scottish Gaelic