The Man in the White Suit
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Sidney Stratton (Alec Guinness) has a dream: to develop a fabric that never gets dirty and never wears out. His textile mill bosses discover his secret experiments and initially ban him from their laboratories. But when Daphne (Joan Greenwood) comes to understand what Sidney is trying to do, she convinces her father, Mr. Birnley (Cecil Parker), that developing Sidney's fabric would be great for business...and mankind. Little do they know that they will spark an uprising, not only among the textile workers who would lose their jobs to the ultimate cloth, but also the business owners who… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"That Stratton proves so unable to resist his hubris surely provides the film with a cautionary subtext, but this is beautifully complicated by an ending that denies the possibility of rehabilitation."
‑ Joseph Jon Lanthier, Slant Magazine
"A witty Ealing Studios satirical mad scientist comedy that concerns itself with modern day societal and technological problems."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Clever and witty, this Oscar-nominated British comedy displays the talents of Alec Guinness long before he became an international star with Bridge on the River Kwai."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"While on the surface it's a comic fable with a sense of humor as dry as a cracker, the movie possesses a sharp edge that rises like a shark fin above the natty British drollery."
‑ Mark Bourne, DVDJournal.com
"Alec Guinness' sharp bird nose and watery eyes helped him play characters who were misfits on the margins of society. He made for a kindly but stubborn rebel in the Ealing comedies."
‑ Christopher Lloyd, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
"Clever Ealing comedy, though perhaps not as great as its legend."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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