The Man in the White Suit
The plotChemist 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.
Mon Mar 31, 1952
Cast and crew
Howard Marion-Crawford, Vida Hope, Ernest Thesiger, Michael Gough, Cecil Parker, Joan Greenwood, Alec Guinness, Patric Doonan
Alexander Mackendrick, John Dighton, Roger MacDougall