The Man in the White Suit

by Alexander Mackendrick 1h25min United Kingdom 1951
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The Man in the White Suit
by Alexander Mackendrick

An altruistic chemist invents a fabric which resists wear and stain as a boon to humanity, but big business and labor realize it must be suppressed for economic reasons.

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[ MP4 SD - Stéréo 2.0 ]


  • Alec Guinness : Sidney Stratton
  • Joan Greenwood : Daphne Birnley
  • Cecil Parker : Alan Birnley
  • And with: Michael Gough, Ernest Thesiger


  • Director Alexander Mackendrick
  • Scenario Roger MacDougall, Alexander Mackendrick
  • Photo director Douglas Slocombe
  • Editing Bernard Gribble
  • Original music Benjamin Frankel
  • Producer Michael Balcon
  • Distributor Studiocanal

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,37:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1951
  • Release date for France08/07/1952
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorBlack and White
  • LanguageEnglish
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