The Man in the White Suit

The Man in the White Suit

DVD - 2019
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A chemist creates a fiber that never wrinkles, wears out or gets dirty. When word of the creation leaks out, all the mill owners and workers want it, and the man that created it, destroyed.
Publisher: [New York, NY] : Kino Lorber, [2019]
Branch Call Number: MOVIE MAN
Language Note: English dialogue; English subtitles
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (85 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in
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Dec 29, 2017

In this beloved Ealing Studios comedy Alec “Obi Wan” Guinness plays Sidney Stratton, a brilliant if hopelessly naive chemist who’s just made the discovery of the century; an indestructible fabric that also repels dirt. There's not much to overtly criticize in this inoffensive little satire; it is well written, well acted and the B&W cinematography is pleasing to the eye. It’s just not very funny. With its mild sense of non-peril and terribly droll humour it’s all so very very British in a way that doesn’t really work for me, eliciting little more than an occasional half-smile. It’s easy to watch however, then quickly forget, and guaranteed not to keep you up at night.

hania4987 Jan 27, 2014

one scientist who does not realize the ramifications of his great invention manages to bring together the trade unions and industrialists -- a great biting satire

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