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The Man In The White Suit

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Alec Guinness heads up Ealing's most political comedy

The most political of Ealing’s comedies, Alexander Mackendrick’s sardonic satire pits a brilliant but naive scientist (Alec Guinness) against all the vested interests of British industry, bosses and workers alike.

He’s first dismissed as a madman, then hailed as a genius - when his indestructible cloth threatens the textile industry with ruin he’s hunted through the streets of a northern mill town by a lynch-mob.

Mackendrick slyly skewers every political stance along the spectrum from Left to Right.

A crisp restoration, with generous extras.

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