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The Man in the White Suit

Biting Ealing satire about a scientist (Alec Guinness) who invents an indestructible fibre but finds that everyone wants to destroy his formula.

Biting Ealing satire about an eccentric research scientist working in a menial job in a textile factory, who invents a fabric that never gets dirty and never wears out. When the tycoons of the clothes industry discover his secret, they ruthlessly set out to destroy the formula, and the scientist is forced to go on the run, wearing a suit made from the miracle yarn, with just about everyone in pursuit.

1 hour, 22 minutes

Last on

Tue 7 Apr 2020 15:25

Credits

Role Contributor
Sidney Stratton Sir Alec Guinness
Daphne Birnley Joan Greenwood
Alan Birnley Cecil Parker
Bertha Vida Hope
Michael Corland Michael Gough
Sir John Kierlaw Ernest Thesiger
Cranford Howard Marion Crawford
Hoskins Henry Mollison
Frank Patric Doonan
Writer Roger MacDougall
Writer John Dighton
Writer Alexander Mackendrick
Director Alexander Mackendrick
Producer Sidney Cole

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