The Man in the White Suit Trailer

The Man in the White Suit Trailer (1951)

"Guinness is Back...Working Wonders With Wile, Whimsey and Wit!" 07 August 1951 Drama, Comedy 85 mins

The unassuming, nebbishy inventor Sidney Stratton creates a miraculous fabric that will never be dirty or worn out. Clearly he can make a fortune selling clothes made of the material, but may cause a crisis in the process. After all, once someone buys one of his suits they won't ever have to fix them or buy another one, and the clothing industry will collapse overnight. Nevertheless, Sidney is determined to put his invention on the market, forcing the clothing factory bigwigs to resort to more desperate measures...

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Alec Guinness

as Sidney Strantton

Alec Guinness

as Sidney Stratton

Joan Greenwood

as Daphne Birnley

Cecil Parker

as Alan Birnley

Michael Gough

as Michael Corland

Ernest Thesiger

as Sir John Kierlaw

Vida Hope

as Bertha

Miles Malleson

as The Tailor

Henry Mollison

as Hoskins

Harold Goodwin

as Wilkins

Mandy Miller

as Sad Faced Girl

Arthur Howard

as Roberts


Douglas Slocombe

Douglas Slocombe Director of Photography

Roger MacDougall

Roger MacDougall Theatre Play

Hal Mason

Hal Mason Production Supervisor

L.C. Rudkin

L.C. Rudkin Unit Production Manager

Stephen Dalby

Stephen Dalby Sound Supervisor

Jeff Seaholme

Jeff Seaholme Camera Operator

David Peers

David Peers Assistant Director

Arthur Bradburn

Arthur Bradburn Sound Recordist

Anthony Mendleson

Anthony Mendleson Costume Designer

Geoffrey Dickinson

Geoffrey Dickinson Special Effects

International Releases Dates

France 26 March 1952

United Kingdom 07 August 1951

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