#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Sidney Stratton, a humble inventor, develops a fabric which never gets dirty or wears out. This would seem to be a boon for mankind, but the established garment manufacturers don’t see it that way; they try to suppress it.
Plot: 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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Classic Ealing Gem
The Man in the White Suit is one of those delightful comedies that Ealing studies made so well in the 40’s and 50’s. The plot of this one follows a man that invents a cloth that neither gets dirty nor breaks. Of course, this is a huge breakthrough in the world of textiles. However, things are not that simple as the cloth will threaten the way of life of many people, including cloth manufacturers, the cloth mill’s workforces, and even an old lady that does her washing every week. The Man in the White Suit is a film about scientific advances, and the way that they don’t always help; as the old woman says at one point in the movie, “Why cant you scientists just leave things alone?”
Like a lot Ealing comedies, this one stars Sir Alec Guinness. Alec Guinness is a fantastic actor; he has the ability to light up the screen with his presence (and he does in this film, literally), but he also manages to portray his characters in a down to earth and believable way. He is suitably creepy in this film, and he captures just the right atmosphere for his character; an intelligent and ambitious, but slightly naive scientist. Along with Guinness, The Man in the White Suit also features Joan Greenwood, the deep voiced actress that co-starred with Guinness in the simply divine “Kind Hearts and Coronets” and Michael Gough, a man that would go on to get himself the role of Alfred in the Batman films. The acting in the film isn’t always great, but it is always decent, and it’s fits with the film.
The Man in the White Suit is an intelligent, thought-provoking and witty comedy with a moral. The comedy isn’t always obvious, and it doesn’t always work, but the film is not meant to be a film that provokes belly laughs, so that is forgivable. I recommend this movie, basically, to anyone that is a fan of movies.
It was relevant in the 50s, but we are living it now
The film is trying to be a whimsical story about an inventor who’s creation would get rid of the necessity to wash, iron, mend and ultimately produce clothing. Hailed as a genius at first, both industrialists and menial workers realize that the invention would make them lose their jobs and mob the inventor in order to stop him from disclosing his idea.
If the film would be made today, it would probably be about some electronic or energy related discovery, it would be darker, more realistic. The mob tearing the disintegrating suit apart in the original was a metaphor for what would probably happen in the remake: tearing the inventor apart, until no trace of his dream would remain. For however comedic the film, in its last moments I was overcome with horror at what I knew the scenes were really talking about.
The film is excellent, both in story and acting. The whimsy had a rather opposing effect on me, like watching a cannibal clown laughing happily on a circus song while eating someone alive. I hoped with all my being that this would not be a faithful representation of reality and, alas, I found myself unable to keep that hope going. What I liked most was the subtle depiction of so many issues that are exponentially more salient today.
Watch this. It feels a bit dated, but not as much as it should have, considering it was made 65 years ago. Glad I found this little cinematographic gem.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 25 min (85 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Director Alexander Mackendrick
Writer Roger MacDougall, John Dighton, Alexander Mackendrick
Actors Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Cecil Parker
Country United Kingdom
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. 1 win & 3 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono (RCA Sound System) (Gaumont-Kalee)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Film Length 2,338.75 m (9 reels) (UK)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm