• brian

    ★★★★ Watched by brian 19 Nov, 2015

    fuck capitalism


  • Mark Harrison

    ★★★★★ Watched by Mark Harrison 06 Nov, 2015

    A simple fable that takes on greater depth for being so damn contemporary for the time in which it was made. A miracle fabric threatens both the working class and their upper class paymasters and stuck in the middle is Alec Guinness' Sid Stratton, an affable savant to whom such complexities haven't occurred. It has that bittersweet Ealing flavour, but it's utterly relatable from most angles- in short, it's spotless.


  • IShotJR

    ★★★★½ Watched by IShotJR 24 Aug, 2015

    "Now. Some fool has invented an indestructible cloth. Where is he? How much does he want?"
    -Sir John Kierlaw



  • Will

    ★★★½ Watched by Will 21 Mar, 2015

    The Man in the White Suit is an Ealing studios comedy made in 1951, and what a little gem this could be. The film has it's humour, good acting and just a little old fun for all involved, although it isn't exactly perfect all together. It has fine acting lead by a true legend of British cinema and is written and directed well, no wonder it was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Writing. Yes The Man in the…


  • SJHoneywell

    ★★★½ Added by SJHoneywell

    Textile industry
    Gets a scare. Alec Guinness
    Proves comedy chops.



  • Flickers in Time

    ★★★★ Watched by Flickers in Time 21 Jul, 2015

    This biting satire might be my favorite of the Ealing comedies.



  • Jordi Sánchez-Navarro

    ★★★★ Watched by Jordi Sánchez-Navarro 20 Jul, 2015

    Comedia + drama + ciencia ficción + cine social + Alec Guiness y un puñado de genios más...
    So British.


  • Jumpingfrog

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Jumpingfrog 12 Jul, 2015

    Although undoubtedly one of the best films to come out of Ealing Studios, nigh perfectly played directed and written, and very much a defining Ealing comedy The Man In The White Suit despite quite a lot of slapstick isn't actually one of the funniest films in the series, but is, with it's dark satanic mills, industrial suppression, poverty, striking workers and social comment, one of the darkest. Alec Guinness's Sydney Stratton isn't so much the knight in shining armour as…


  • Robert

    ★★★ Watched by Robert 27 Jun, 2015

    A very relevant film even today, presenting the great curse of innovation. It's a shame to think that the world isn't all that it could be due to greed, and it makes you wonder just what kind of amazing things may have been created over the years that have been ultimately denied us.


  • Jason Ratigan

    ★★★★½ Watched by Jason Ratigan 01 Jul, 2015

    Thought provoking and funny. Very funny.


  • James Peter Cox

    ★★★★½ Watched by James Peter Cox 13 Jun, 2015

    Trumpeted as a classic and happy to agree.


  • Matt J.

    ★★★★½ Watched by Matt J. 01 Jun, 2015 1

    It's a simple story about a brilliant scientist (Guinness) who, while working in a textile factory, invents a 'perfect' fiber that cannot be soiled. The only problem is that nobody else seems to share his enthusiasm for his invention.

    This classic comedy is just as depressing as it is funny. The satire here is painfully bleak, due to its realistic premise. It seems like something could just as easily occur today, if it hasn't already. For instance, how many people…