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The Man in the White Suit (1951)

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85 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

An altruistic chemist invents a fabric which resists wear and stain as a boon to humanity, but big business and labor realize it must be suppressed for economic reasons.
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Writers
Roger MacDougall (play) (screenplay) | John Dighton (screenplay) | Alexander Mackendrick (screenplay)
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Opening weekend
$3,874
Gross (US & Canada)
$8,718
Gross (World)
$8,718
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Release date
Apr 1952 (United States)

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7.3 / 10 | 8,099 votes