The Man in the White Suit

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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: Alec Guinness as Sidney Strantton, Joan Greenwood as Daphne Birnley, Cecil Parker as Alan Birnley, Michael Gough as Michael Corland, Ernest Thesiger as Sir John Kierlaw, Howard Marion-Crawford as Cranford, Henry Mollison as Hoskins, Vida Hope as Bertha, Patric Doonan as Frank, Duncan Lamont as Harry, Harold Goodwin as Wilkins, Colin Gordon as Hill

The Man in the White Suit Movie 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.


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