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4.4 out of 5 stars
The Man In The White Suit [DVD] [1951]
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on 12 June 2014
Poor Sir Alec was afraid he'd be remembered only for Star Wars.
Not with movies like this one!

An absolute joy of a film and an Ealing Studios Classic, in every sense of the word. Basically it's about a persistent scientist that has a lot of smarts but not a lot of money for research. So he finds odd jobs at factories and companies where he can "borrow" the equipment to further his research. And it's just a delight to root for this underdog while he's trying to create a super fabric. Does he? Well, watch this funny and thoughtful movie and see. A smart great comedy with a message. Guiness creates such a wonderful character and the humor and events are so funny and smart that you can watch this one again and again.

The print looks really good in Blu-ray, much better than I thought for such an old film. There's a few extras: featurette, stills gallery and trailer, but it's the film that really shines, digitally restored.

If you've never seen this, it's a must.
If you have, well, you know what I mean.
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on 23 November 2012
brilliant picture quality,the before and after restoration feature on this disc shows what a great job was done on this.there are english subtitles and a short documentary about the film plus a trailer so not much in the way of extras but the film itself looks as good as Kind Hearts and Coronets.full marks studio canal and lets hope they continue to release more of the Ealing films to this high standard.of course the film and alec guinness' performance are very enjoyable but then when has alec ever been anything other than great?
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on 12 December 2011
A clasic old film, now available on DVD.
I purchased this old favourite to show my eighteen year old lad a bit of a taste of how old Lancashire looked before it all got flatend in the 70's and all the concreat monsters went up. He enjoyed the film and was a gasp that the street lamps where gas, but yet in the mill's the lab tec's had a electron microscope.
The recorded quality of the DVD is prity high when you take the age of the film into acount. GOOD STAY CLEAN FUN.
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on 9 April 2016
arrived in good time, well packaged with a thank you note from seller, which was rather a nice touch.
The film was very enjoyable and a must for all Ealing fans. the film is riveting and quaint , but the most impressive thing about this film has to be the unique story line.
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on 22 April 2018
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on 24 November 2016
Mum is going to love this at Xmas, she worked in the factory at time of filming.
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on 13 May 2012
A real blast from the past ,-this one!
I enjoyed seeing this movie again, Sir Alec Guiness is wonderful as the "mad" scientist who comes up with a fabric that never stains, never wears out, and never wrinkles.A good addition to my collection of Ealing comedies.{Reworked into DVDs]
Great fun!
Maia Russell.
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on 2 November 2014
A brilliant vintage satire on the British at work and the relationship between management and workers.Alec Guiness superb as the inventor of of a revolutionary indestructible material that creates the white suit of the film,s title and creates such heated debate between both sides of the political divide!
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on 5 March 2016
Purchased based previous reviews and was not dissapointed
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on 11 June 2016
A nice film, one all the family can watch. No bad language which is good
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