The Man in the White Suit


The Man in the White Suit Review

Cute and a little too pat, The Man in the White Suit offers Alec Guinness trapped in an undercooked story with so much wasted potential. Guinness plays Sidney Stratton, a textile researcher who -- after years of effort -- develops a miracle fabric that doesn't wear out or get dirty. Rather than find himself the company hero, he's immediately the subject of various lynch mobs: The company doesn't want such a fabric because they won't be able to sell new clothes every year, and neither do the workers, who know they'll soon be out of a job. Even the cleaning ladies are pissed. Funny stuff, but that's about the end of it. Ultimately you feel it could have gone miles further.
The Man in the White Suit

Facts and Figures

Run time: 85 mins

In Theaters: Tuesday 1st April 1952

Box Office USA: $3.9k

Distributed by: Universal Pictures

Production compaines: The Rank Organisation, Ealing Studios

Reviews 3 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
Fresh: 11

IMDB: 7.4 / 10

Cast & Crew


Starring: as Sidney Strantton, as Daphne Birnley, as Alan Birnley, as Michael Corland, as Sir John Kierlaw, as Cranford, as Hoskins, as Bertha, Patric Doonan as Frank, as Harry, Harold Goodwin as Wilkins, Colin Gordon as Hill