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The Man in the White Suit

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.

The Man in the White Suit
Cast:

Alec Guinness
Joan Greenwood
Cecil Parker
Michael Gough
Ernest Thesiger

Director:
Alexander Mackendrick

Producer:
Michael Balcon

Written by:
John Dighton, Roger MacDougall, Alexander Mackendrick

Distributor:
General Film Distributors

Awards:

Academy Awards - Best Writing, Screenplay (Nominated)
BAFTA Awards - Best British Film (Nominated)
BAFTA Awards - Best Film from any Source (Nominated)



Rotten Tomatoes Score:
100%