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The Man In The White Suit (1951)
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The Man In The White Suit (1951) 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...

Movie Tagline:
Should they let him play...or should they put him away?

Title: Man In The White Suit, The
Release Date: March 31, 1952
Runtime: 85 mins
Genre: Comedy
All Genres: Comedy, Sci-Fi, Drama
Languages: English
Country: UK
Colors: Black and White
Sound: Mono
IMDB Rating: 7.6
Buried.com Rating: 8.6 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With M

MPAA Rating: Approved

Alexander Mackendrick

Alec Guinness ...Sidney Stratton
Joan Greenwood ...Daphne Birnley
Cecil Parker ...Alan Birnley
Michael Gough ...Michael Corland
Ernest Thesiger ...Sir John Kierlaw
Howard Marion Crawford ...Cranford (as Howard Marion Crawford)
Henry Mollison ...Hoskins
Vida Hope ...Bertha
Patric Doonan ...Frank
Duncan Lamont ...Harry
Harold Goodwin ...Wilkins
Colin Gordon ...Hill
Joan Harben ...Miss Johnson
Arthur Howard ...Roberts
Roddy Hughes ...Green
Stuart Latham ...Harrison
Miles Malleson ...The Tailor
Edie Martin ...Mrs. Watson
Mandy Miller ...Gladdie
Charlotte Mitchell ...Mill Girl
Olaf Olsen ...Knudsen
Desmond Roberts ...Mannering
Ewan Roberts ...Fotheringay
John Rudling ...Wilson
Charles Saynor ...Pete
Russell Waters ...Davidson
Brian Worth ...King
George Benson ...The Lodger
Frank Atkinson ...The Baker
Charles Cullum ...1st Company Director

» [more cast members]

Michael Balcon
Sidney Cole

Roger MacDougall
Roger MacDougall
John Dighton
Alexander Mackendrick

Benjamin Frankel

More Movie Taglines:
  • Should they let him play...or should they put him away?
  • First...Explosions! Then Success! Then Chaos!
  • Guinness is Back...Working Wonders With Wile, Whimsey and Wit!
Movie Quote(s):
  • Sidney Stratton: [Seeing the assistant's pen-lighter] That's ingenious. May I? Assistant: Of course. Sidney Stratton: [Flicking the lighter on] I wonder, can you tell me what is the ratio of ink to petrol? Assistant: I don't know.
  • Daphne Birnley, Alan Birnley's daughter: Thank you Sidney. If you would've said "yes" I could've strangled you!
  • Sidney Stratton: It shouldn't have done that.
  • Sir John Kierlaw: Now. Some fool has invented an indestructible cloth. Where is he? How much does he want?
  • Mrs. Watson, Sidney's landlady: Why can't you scientists leave things alone? What about my bit of washing when there's no washing to do?
Movie Trivia:
  • The strange noises made by the laboratory apparatus were produced for the sound track by a tuba and a bassoon.
  • The sounds of Stratton's experiment were later set to music and released as "The White Suit Samba".
  • Alec Guinness performed the stunt of climbing down the side of the mansion. He was convinced by a technician that the piano wire holding him up would not break, since only piano wire with kinks in it would be prone to breaking. As he got to about four feet from the ground, the wire did in fact break.
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