The Man in the White Suit

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Chemist Sidney Stratton (Alec Guinness) is at a crossroads in his career. He's been trying to invent a long-lasting clothing fiber, but his unreasonable demands for high-end equipment have gotten him fired from job after job. Finally, Sidney creates a white suit that is impervious to the elements -- it cannot stain or wrinkle. At first he is celebrated as a hero but, soon enough, the clothing manufacturers realize that the perfect suit is actually very bad for business.

Release details

Release date: Monday March 31 1952
Duration: 85 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Alexander Mackendrick
Screenwriter: Roger MacDougall, John Dighton, Alexander Mackendrick
Cast: Alec Guinness
Joan Greenwood
Cecil Parker
Michael Gough
Ernest Thesiger
Vida Hope
Howard Marion-Crawford
Patric Doonan