Whisky Galore! + The Maggie 03/10/20

Film Movement Classics

All hail Alexander Mackendrick! TFH’s Charlie Largent evaluates a terrific Ealing Scottish double bill of hilarious comedies. Mackendrick’s first feature is about an island’s valiant call to arms — to recover a cargo of booze run around on the rocks. Basil Radford and Joan Greenwood star. Second up is the director’s personal favorite, a droll farce about a struggle between an American millionaire (Paul Douglas) and the clever, slippery captain of a barely-seaworthy cargo launch (Alex Mackenzie). It’s sort of a proto- Local Hero battle of wills. CineSavant’s Charlie Largent evaluates the disc. On Blu-ray from Film Movement Classics.