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Alexander Mackendrick

The Man in the White Suit

85' - 1951 - Drama, Comedy - Dialogue: English
Director: Alexander Mackendrick With: Cecil Parker, Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood
Sidney Stratton is an eccentric inventor, believed to be crazy by most everyone. Stratton is allowed access to Alan Birnley's elaborate development laboratory, supplied with all the equipment he requires. Stratton bars all other employees except one aide, although Birnley and others can't help but peek inside to see where their considerable investment is going. Meanwhile, Birnley s daughter Daphne, vaguely in love with the obsessed Guinness, constantly allays her father's fears and remains supportive of Sidney while fending off her stuffy fiance. Finally Stratton comes through, creating a miracle fabric of pristine white. It cannot be destroyed. It will not tear and resists all stains. (CineBooks' Motion Picture Guide)

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Alexander Mackendrick


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United Kingdom



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