The Man In The White Suit. Image shows from L to R: Sidney Stratton (Alec Guinness), Daphne Birnley (Joan Greenwood). Copyright: Ealing Studios.

The Man In The White Suit

The Man In The White Suit. Copyright: Ealing Studios.

The Man In The White Suit

Classic Ealing comedy starring Alec Guinness. Sidney Stratton invents a fibre that never gets dirty and never wears out, but it causes him problems

Genre
Film
Released
1951
Creator
Roger MacDougall
Starring
Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Cecil Parker, Michael Gough, Ernest Thesiger, Vida Hope, Howard Marion Crawford, Miles Malleson and others
Writers
Roger MacDougall, John Dighton and Alexander Mackendrick
Director
Alexander Mackendrick
Producer
Michael Balcon

Production Details

UK certificate
U
Duration
81 minutes
Release date
Tuesday 7th August 1951
Distributor

General Film Distributors

Production companies
Picture
Black and white
Soundtrack
Music by Benjamin Frankel, performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Ernest Irving.
Laugh track
None

Location

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Broadcast details

Last repeat
Sunday 7th October 2018 at 2:45pm on BBC2

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