Man in the White Suit, The

A FILM BY Alexander Mckendrick


Sidney Stratton, laboratory dishwasher at a textile mill, is secretly at work on the invention of a new fabric that will never get dirty and never wear out. After many vicissitudes, the invention succeeds and it is brought to the notice of his employer, who gives him money and facilities to develop it. When the news of Stratton's invention breaks, however, industry is threatened with chaos. The trade unions and the mill owners find themselves in an artificial alliance, both determined that the fabric must never go on the market.

Theatrical Release Date

Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Running Time: 85 mins.
Year: 1951


Alec Guinness
Cecil Parker
Joan Greenwood
Alexander Mckendrick