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The Man in the White Suit

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In the British manufacturing country of Northern England, factory owner Michael Corland (Michael Gough) is showing competitor Alan Bimley (Cecil Parker) around his plant, hoping to borrow some money and marry off his daughter Daphne (Joan Greenwood). They come upon a curious contraption that turns out to be an experiment by employee Sidney Stratton (Alec Guinness). Being a lower class worker, Sidney is summarily fired from his job. Sidney ends up working at Bimley's factory, where he is befriended by militant worker Bertha (Vida Hope). Daphne spots Sidney at the factory and he explains to her the results of his experiment -- a material that is indestructible and impervious to dirt. Bimley discovers this project and throws Sidney out. But Daphne, impressed by his experiments, funds Sidney, installing him in his own laboratory. After a few false starts, Sidney develops a pure white material that can't be dirtied or ruined. But it seems Sidney's invention is too brilliant and effective; if a material is marketed that will last forever, textile mills will go out of business and workers will lose their jobs. Suddenly, poor, luckless Sidney has both management and labor banding together to combat his new invention.


Alec Guinness
Arthur Howard
Billy Russell
Brian Worth
Cecil Parker
Charles Cullum
Charles Saynor
Charlotte Mitchell
Colin Gordon
Desmond Roberts
Duncan Lamont
Edie Martin
Ernest Thesiger
Ewan Roberts
F.B.J. Sharp
Frank Atkinson
Frank Atkinson
George Benson
Harold Goodwin
Harold Scott
Henry Mollison
Howard Marion-Crawford
Jack Howarth
Jack Mcnaughton
Joan Greenwood
John Rudling
Judith Furse
Mandy Miller
Michael Gough
Miles Malleson
Olaf Olsen
Patric Doonan
Roddy Hughes
Russell Waters
Scott Harrold
Stuart Latham
Vida Hope



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