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

1951 British comedy film about an inventor. Stars Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Cecil Parker, Michael Gough, Ernest Thesiger and others.

The Man In The White Suit - Digitally Restored

The Man In The White Suit - Digitally Restored

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of Ealing's greatest directors, Alexander Mackendrick, comes this restored version of The Man In The White Suit starring Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood and Cecil Parker.

Ealing Studios' output from the 1940s and 1950s helped define what was arguably the golden age for British cinema. It fostered great directors such as Alexander Mackendrick and Robert Hamer, while giving stars such as Alec Guinness and Peter Sellers the chance to shine.

Sidney Stratton (Guinness), a humble inventor, develops a fabric which never gets dirty or wears out. This would seem to be a boon for mankind, but the established garment manufacturers don't see it that way; they try to suppress it. Nevertheless, Sidney is determined to put his invention on the market, forcing the clothing factory bigwigs to resort to more desperate measures.

First released: Monday 19th November 2012

Extras

Exclusive Revisiting The Man In The White Suit featurette
Stills gallery
Restoration comparison
Trailer

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  • Released: Tuesday 28th October 2014
  • Region: 1
  • Discs: 1
  • Minutes: 81

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