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The Man in the White Suit (1951)

Classic/Drama/Comedy/Science-Fiction · 1h 25m

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Sir Alec Guinness delivers one of his most beloved performances as Sidney Stratton, an eccentric chemist who one day invents a fiber that never wrinkles, wears out of gets dirty. But when the mill owners and workers both realize that this miracle fabric will destroy their industry, Sidney suddenly becomes the most hunted man in the nation. Can a young idealist trapped between big business and mad unions find safety in science or will the future of Britain become unraveled by one extraordinary suit? Directed by Alexander Mackendrick (THE LADYKILLERS, SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS), THE MAN IN THE WHITE SUIT received an Oscar nomination for Best Screenplay and is considered by fans and critics alike as the definitive Guiness/Ealing comedy. THE ALEC GUINNESS COLLECTION presents this screen legend's classic comedies including KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS, THE LAVENDER HILL MOB, THE LADYKILLERS and THE CAPTAIN'S PARADISE, all still considered to be among the greatest movie comedies ever made.

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Released
Cast
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Alec Guinness

Sidney Stratton
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Brian Worth

King
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George Benson

The Lodger
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Charles Cullum

1st Company Director
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F.B.J. Sharp

2nd Company Director
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Scott Harrold

Express Reporter (as Scott Harold)
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Jack Howarth

Receptionist At Corland Mill
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Jack McNaughton

Taxi Driver
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Judith Furse

Nurse Gamage
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Billy Russell

Nightwatchman
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David Boyd

Office Boy (uncredited)
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Alan Haines

Reporter (uncredited)
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Miles Malleson

The Tailor
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Frank Atkinson

The Baker
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Russell Waters

Davidson
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Charles Saynor

Pete
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John Rudling

Wilson
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Ewan Roberts

Fotheringay
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Cecil Parker

Alan Birnley
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Michael Gough

Michael Corland
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Ernest Thesiger

Sir John Kierlaw
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Arthur Mullard

(uncredited)
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Howard Marion-Crawford

Cranford (as Howard Marion Crawford)
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Vida Hope

Bertha
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Patric Doonan

Frank
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Duncan Lamont

Harry
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Harold Goodwin

Wilkins
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Colin Gordon

Hill
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Joan Harben

Miss Johnson
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Carol Wolveridge

Schoolgirl in Front of Class (uncredited)
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Joan Greenwood

Daphne Birnley
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Arthur Howard

Roberts
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Roddy Hughes

Green
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Stuart Latham

Harrison
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Edie Martin

Mrs. Watson
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Mandy Miller

Gladdie
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Charlotte Mitchell

Mill Girl
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Olaf Olsen

Knudsen
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Desmond Roberts

Mannering
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Henry Mollison

Hoskins
Crew
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Alexander Mackendrick

Director
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Roger MacDougall

Writer
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John Dighton

Writer
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Alexander Mackendrick

Writer
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Michael Balcon

Producer
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Douglas Slocombe

Cinematograpy
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Bernard Gribble

Editor
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Benjamin Frankel

Music
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Stephen Dalby

Sound
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Jim Morahan

Art
Disc Releases
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The Man In The White Suit

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

9/3/2019

$19.99 -$9.96 (33%)

Disc Title Front Cover

The Man in the White Suit

(DVD)

9/10/2002

Disc Title Front Cover

The Man in the White Suit

(DVD)

2/3/2009

Disc Title Front Cover

The Man in the White Suit

(DVD)

9/10/2002

Disc Title Front Cover

The Man in the White Suit

(DVD)

9/10/2002

Disc Title Front Cover

The Man in the White Suit

(DVD)

9/3/2019

Disc Title Front Cover

The Man in the White Suit

(DVD)

9/10/2002

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