The Man in the White Suit (2012)
Average Rating: 8.6/10
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Release Date: Nov 16, 2012 Limited
Average Rating: 3.7/5
User Ratings: 3,861
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
Nov 16, 2012 Limited
Sep 10, 2002
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Sir John Kierlaw
First Company Director
Harold E. Scott
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.
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.
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.
A witty Ealing Studios satirical mad scientist comedy that concerns itself with modern day societal and technological problems.
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.
Anchor Bay's DVD release ... rightfully honors both Guinness and the Ealing comedies from the '40s and '50s. Cinematographer Douglas Slocombe's work is preserved in a print that is a thing of beauty...
Clever Ealing comedy, though perhaps not as great as its legend.
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