- Status: Released
- Movie Tagline: Guinness is Back…Working Wonders With Wile, Whimsey and Wit!
- Genres: Comedy, Drama
- Release Date: 1951-08-07
- Runtime: 85.0 min
- Budget: Not Available
- Revenue: Not Available
- Production Companies: The Rank Organisation, Ealing Studios
Cast & Crew
Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Cecil Parker, Michael Gough, Ernest Thesiger, Vida Hope, Howard Marion, Crawford, Miles Malleson, Henry Mollison, Patric Doonan, Duncan Lamont, Harold Goodwin, Colin Gordon, Joan Harben, Arthur Howard, Roddy Hughes, Stuart Latham, Edie Martin, Mandy Miller, Charlotte Mitchell, Olaf Olsen, Desmond Roberts, Ewan Roberts, John Rudling, Charles Saynor, Russell Waters, Brian Worth, George Benson, Frank Atkinson, Charles Cullum, F.B.J. Sharp, Scott Harrold, Jack Howarth, Jack McNaughton, Judith Furse, Billy Russell, Andy Alston, Jack Arrow, David Boyd, Jim O’Brady, Harold Coyne, Dan Cressey, Alan Haines, Laurence Hepworth, Frank Howard, Gertrude Kaye, Jimmy Millar, Arthur Mullard, Joe Phelps, Johnny Rossi, Carol Wolveridge
Synopsis – What to Expect from “The Man in the White Suit”
The Man in the White Suit is a 1951 British science fiction comedy film directed by Alexander Mackendrick and starring Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Cecil Parker, and Michael Gough.
The film follows a young scientist, Sidney Stratton (Alec Guinness), who invents an indestructible, self-cleaning fabric that never wears out. Despite the fabric’s potential to revolutionize the clothing industry, Stratton’s invention is met with fear and hostility from the mill owners, who see it as a threat to their livelihoods.
Stratton is targeted by the mill owners and their lawyers, who try to buy him off and destroy his invention. When he refuses to cooperate, they resort to more extreme measures. Stratton’s invention is seen as a threat to the status quo, and the mill owners will do anything to protect their interests.
Meanwhile, Stratton’s invention has attracted the attention of Daphne Birnley (Joan Greenwood), a beautiful young woman who is intrigued by the idea of a fabric that never wears out. She helps Stratton to protect his invention and ultimately succeeds in getting it patented.
The film culminates in a courtroom drama as the mill owners and their lawyers attempt to prove that Stratton’s invention is a danger to society. In the end, the court rules in favor of Stratton, and his invention is finally accepted.
The Man in the White Suit is a classic comedy with a twist
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