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Man in the White Suit, The

A touch of satire from Alec Guinness and Ealing as the little man invents the super-suit that never wears out etc putting manufacturers noses right out of joint as they worry that all their mills in Britain would have to close as well and it could mean the end of the British textile industry. Satire *and* irony then. Many acclaim this as Guinness’s best┬ácomedy┬ácaper but frankly we prefer The Card which is much more fun. However, this does feature lengthy lab scenes with that pleasing ‘standard lab effect’ noise of gurgling and bobbing that you always get in these things. Plus we got sick of seeing that bit where he marches about in front of mirrors in his pristine outfit cos they used to show it on Best of British all the bloody time and it seems bare now without John Mills yakking over it.

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