Probably as much fun as finding 60-year-old whiskey wash up on the beach, and drinking it with an old Irish sailor whose accent only becomes more intelligible by the sixth shot. This is a simple film, with simple characters and a madcap but comfortable plot. Which is not a bad thing at all. Sometimes the well-traveled and pedestrian can still drink you under the table.
Splendid riff on the familiar theme of a community pulling together albeit in the faintly criminal and positively conniving pursuit of liquid loot. However, despite Colonel Wagget being set up as the priggish pivot, in the charmingly waggish hands of Basil Radford you somehow wish the islanders had come a cropper.