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The Man in the White Suit (1951)

The Man in the White Suit
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Alec Guinness Alec Guinness
Sidney Stratton
Joan Greenwood Joan Greenwood
Daphne Birnley
Cecil Parker Cecil Parker
Alan Birnley
Michael Gough Michael Gough
Michael Corland
Ernest Thesiger Ernest Thesiger
Sir John Kierlaw
Henry Mollison Henry Mollison
Hoskins
Vida Hope Vida Hope
Bertha


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Roger MacDougall Roger MacDougall
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John Dighton John Dighton
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The Man in the White Suit

2 months ago at Dec 26 22:46
The friction between commerce (read: capitalism) and scientific progress is the through line for The Man in the White Suit, a gentle ‘comedy’ from Ealing that’s more mildly charming than funny. If there’s another staple of the Ealing formula that emerged in watching these films back-to-back-to-back, it’s that these films are gentle, sophisticated, and too demure for my American sensibili... read more
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Description: A young scientist invents a material that is indestructible and repels dirt, He soon finds himself caught between the moguls of the textile industry and the trade unions, all equally determined that his invention never sees the light of day ... (more)
Release date: 29 December 1951
UPC: 013131147698
Tags: Sci-fi (4), 1951 (4), Comedy (3), 1950s (3), Drama (2), British (2), DSK (1), Fantasy/sci-fi (1), 501 Must-See (1), Name In Title (1), 50's (1), Indicado Como Humor Cult (1), Michael Gough (1), HQ (1), Laboratory (1), Britcom (1), Classic (1), UK (1), Fantasy (1)
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The Man in the White Suit

“The friction between commerce (read: capitalism) and scientific progress is the through line for The Man in the White Suit, a gentle ‘comedy’ from Ealing that’s more mildly charming than funny. If there’s another staple of the Ealing formula that emerged in watching these films back-to-back-to-back, it’s that these films are gentle, sophisticated, and too demure for my American sensibilities to wrap my arms around completely. I respect them from a polite distance.   Here, Ealing turns their satirical eye on a small British town that’s livelihood is codependent on the presence of the ever-billowing smokestacks of the factories. Our antihero is a chemist (Guinness) that creates a fabric that would seriously hobble the textile industry. While he sees his creation as a boon for ” read more

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