Release Date: February 23rd, 1951
DVD Release Date: September 10th, 2002
Not Yet Rated|1 hr 25 min
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.
Director: Alexander Mackendrick
Production Co: J. Arthur Rank Films [gb]