• Tyler Featherstone

    ★★★½ Watched by Tyler Featherstone 03 Feb, 2016

    Probably the youngest I've ever seen Alec Guinness.

    Here he plays Sidney Stratton, a man that creates the perfect fibre, one that will never tear or sully. As ecstatic as he is of his discovery, he seems to be the only one excited for this breakthrough. The top brass from the local textile mills desperately seek to control the product as the labour unions hunt him down as well, fearing the loss of their jobs. With everyone turning against him,…


  • ProfessorMortis

    ★★½ Watched by ProfessorMortis 23 Jan, 2016

    Ealing. I don't get it. Always so dry I never laugh.


  • Mike Mariano

    ★★★ Watched by Mike Mariano 17 Jan, 2016

    If you ever wanted to see Obi-Wan Kenobi make out with Alfred Pennyworth's fiancée, this is the movie for you!

    The beginning of the film is a little single-minded, but Guinness and Greenwood are terrific together and the assorted characters from both capital and labor that oppose him are great to watch in action.


  • Joe Townend

    Added by Joe Townend

    One of my favourite Ealing comedies. Narrative, aesthetics, symbolism - all hanging off the costume.


  • TScadding

    ★★★½ Watched by TScadding 29 Dec, 2015

    Giddy is the word to describe Ealing Comedies when they're firing on all cylinders, and if this film only reached those highs a few times then there was still plenty to enjoy, from Alec Guinness on down


  • 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



  • 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…