The Man in the White Suit


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The Man in the White Suit

  • 1951
  • Directed By: Alexander Mackendrick
  • Rated Not Rated
  • Comedy
  • 85 Minutes
  1. Thursday, February 14, 2013 7:00 p.m.
Still image from the film The Man in the White Suit
Ealing Studios in West London produced some of cinema’s best written comedies between 1947 and 1957. The Man in the White Suit is no exception, nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Screenplay. Directed by Alexander Mackendrick (The Sweet Smell of Success), the story follows a young chemist from Cambridge (Alec Guinness) who works odd jobs to get by. In his free time, he develops his own creation - a fabric that never wears out or gets dirty. Working against trade unions, countless failed experiments, and a wealthy mill owner (whose daughter he falls for), he is determined to succeed. The film is considered a landmark of British Cinema and Rialto Pictures’ digital restoration is nothing short of pristine. (2K DCP presentation)