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The Man in the White Suit

Label
The Man in the White Suit
Language
eng
Characteristic
videorecording
Main title
The Man in the White Suit
Medium
electronic resource
resource.otherEventInformation
Originally produced by Kino Lorber in 1951
Runtime
81
Summary
Sidney Stratton (Alec Guinness), laboratory dishwasher at a textile mill, is secretly at work on the invention of a new fabric that will never get dirty and never wear out. After many trials, the invention succeeds and it is brought to the notice of his employer, who invests money and facilities to develop it. However, when the news of Stratton's invention breaks, industry is threatened with chaos. The trade unions and the mill owners find themselves in an artificial alliance, both determined that the fabric must never go on the market. Nominated for an **Academy Award** for Best Screenplay. Nominated for a **BAFTA** for Best British Film
Technique
live action

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