The Man in the White Suit (1951)

The Man in the White Suit (1951) movie poster
Genre: Comedy
An obsessed scientist (Alec Guinness) invents a fabric that never wears out or becomes dirty.
Starring: Alec Guiness, Joan Greenwood, Cecil Parker, Michael Gough, Ernest Thesiger, Howard Marion-Crawford, Henry Mollison, Vida Hope, Patric Doonan, Duncan Lamont
Director: Alexander Mackendrick
Running time: 1:25
Release: Opened Mar 31, 1951
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Editorial Review

An obsessed scientist (Alec Guinness) invents a fabric that never wears out or becomes dirty. The forces of planned-obsolescence-loving labor and capital then go after him, but nature has the final word.
Presented as part of the Arts of the United Kingdom festival.