San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Man in the White Suit stars Sir Alec Guinness as brilliant research chemist, Sidney Stratton. He
is determined to create an ever-lasting fibre that repels dirt and he eventually succeeds in creating
a dirt resistant white suit. However, his invention troubles the establishment, big business and the public as they realise it’s bad for the industry. Stratton goes on the run to outwit his detractors and defend his invention. The alliance of capital and labour against the threat posed by him is played out to devastating satirical effect. The Man in the White Suit is a sharp and entertaining satire, whose narrative constantly returns to technology, its products, and the wider societal reaction to new discoveries.