The Man in the White Suit Poster

Release Date: February 23rd, 1951

DVD Release Date: September 10th, 2002

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 25 min

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Cecil Parker, Michael Gough, Ernest Thesiger, Vida Hope, George Benson, Edie Martin

Director: Alexander Mackendrick

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: J. Arthur Rank Films [gb]

Keywords: Madcap, Amusing, Cheeky, 1950s, England, Engaging, Escape


Nominated Film and British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1952)
Nominated Writing (Screenplay)