The Man in the White Suit

The Man in the White Suit

1951
1h 25min

The unassuming, nebbishy inventor Sidney Stratton creates a miraculous fabric that will never be dirty or worn out. Clearly he can make a fortune selling clothes made of the material, but may cause a crisis in the process. After all, once someone buys one of his suits they won't ever have to fix them or buy another one, and the clothing industry will collapse overnight. Nevertheless, Sidney is determined to put his invention on the market, forcing the clothing factory bigwigs to resort to more desperate measures...

The Man in the White Suit

Storyline

The unassuming, nebbishy inventor Sidney Stratton creates a miraculous fabric that will never be dirty or worn out. Clearly he can make a fortune selling clothes made of the material, but may cause a crisis in the process. After all, once someone buys one of his suits they won't ever have to fix them or buy another one, and the clothing industry will collapse overnight. Nevertheless, Sidney is determined to put his invention on the market, forcing the clothing factory bigwigs to resort to more desperate measures...
Cast
Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
Sidney Stratton
Joan Greenwood
Joan Greenwood
Daphne Birnley
Cecil Parker
Cecil Parker
Alan Birnley
Michael Gough
Michael Gough
Michael Corland
Ernest Thesiger
Ernest Thesiger
Sir John Kierlaw
Vida Hope
Vida Hope
Bertha
Howard Marion-Crawford
Howard Marion-Crawford
Cranford
Miles Malleson
Miles Malleson
The Tailor
Henry Mollison
Henry Mollison
Hoskins
Patric Doonan
Patric Doonan
Frank
Duncan Lamont
Duncan Lamont
Harry
Harold Goodwin
Harold Goodwin
Wilkins
Colin Gordon
Colin Gordon
Hill
Joan Harben
Miss Johnson
Arthur Howard
Arthur Howard
Roberts
Roddy Hughes
Roddy Hughes
Green
Stuart Latham
Stuart Latham
Harrison
Edie Martin
Edie Martin
Mrs. Watson
Mandy Miller
Mandy Miller
Gladdie
Charlotte Mitchell
Charlotte Mitchell
Mill Girl
Olaf Olsen
Knudsen
Desmond Roberts
Desmond Roberts
Mannering
Ewan Roberts
Ewan Roberts
Fotheringay
John Rudling
Wilson
Charles Saynor
Pete
Russell Waters
Russell Waters
Davidson
Brian Worth
Brian Worth
King
George Benson
George Benson
The Lodger
Frank Atkinson
The Baker
Charles Cullum
1st Company Director
F.B.J. Sharp
2nd Company Director
Scott Harrold
Express Reporter
Jack Howarth
Receptionist at Corland Mill
Jack McNaughton
Taxi Driver
Judith Furse
Judith Furse
Nurse Gamage
Billy Russell
Nightwatchman
Andy Alston
Mill Worker (uncredited)
Jack Arrow
Mill Worker (uncredited)
David Boyd
Office Boy (uncredited)
Jim Brady
Jim Brady
Mill Worker (uncredited)
Harold Coyne
Mill Worker (uncredited)
Dan Cressey
Lab Technician (uncredited)
Alan Haines
Reporter (uncredited)
Laurence Hepworth
Chauffeur (uncredited)
Frank Howard
Mill Worker (uncredited)
Gertrude Kaye
Mill Worker (uncredited)
Jimmy Millar
Mill Worker (uncredited)
Arthur Mullard
Arthur Mullard
(uncredited)
Joe Phelps
Mill Worker (uncredited)
Johnny Rossi
Baker (uncredited)
Carol Wolveridge
Schoolgirl in Front of Class (uncredited)
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