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Released in what was a vintage year for the famous "Ealing comedies" (Passport to Pimlico and Kind Hearts and Coronets also came out in 1949), this near-perfect film is irreverent, anti-authoritarian and utterly hilarious - all the qualities that made Ealing a byword for the best in British comedy. The effects of World War II have shrunk the whisky ration to nothing on the far-flung Scottish island of Todday - so when a supply ship carrying 50,000 cases is wrecked, the locals decide to take matters into their own hands. . .
Activities to support engagement, debate and reflection alongside a screening from the History in Action strand of the festival.
A God-fearing policeman travels to a remote Scottish island and uncovers a fanatical pagan cult in this British horror classic.
16+ years 84 mins
Charming comedy from the era of Britain's strict post-war food rationing, in which residents hatch a plan to eat all they want and keep the pubs open.
11+ years 81 mins
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