The Man in the White Suit
British Classics • Comedy, Sci-Fi, UR
A young scientist invents an unbreakable fabric that dispels dirt. Soon, he finds himself being hunted by both textile moguls and trade unionists, both determined to keep his invention from reaching the public. Alec Guinness shines in this inspired Ealing comedy, one of the most cherished entries from the fabled studio.
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