The Man in the White Suit

The Man in the White Suit, Film Gif, Computer Graphics

The 1951 film “The Man in the White Suit” is a satirical comedy film made by Ealing Studios in London. The film was directed by Alexander Mackendrick and starred Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, and Cecil Parker.

The plot of the film involves a brilliant research chemist who has an obsession with creating an everlasting fabric which repels dirt and never wears out. Lauded for his efforts at the success of the fabric’s creation, Sidney Stratton, played by Alec Guinness, is chased, at the climax of the movie, through the streets when the textile industry realizes this creation marks the inevitable decline of the industry.

“The Man in the White Suit” opened at the Marble Arch Odeon cinema in London on the 10th of August in 1951. It became one of the most popular films of the year in Britain. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Screenplay Writing.


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