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Synopsis

THE LADYKILLERS, 1955, Rialto Pictures, 91 min. Dir. Alexander Mackendrick. One of the few Ealing Studios comedies shot in color, this delightful film stars Alec Guinness as a musician who rents a room from a widow (Katie Johnson) to use as a rehearsal space. But he and his “string quartet” (which includes Peter Sellers) are actually criminals plotting a robbery. THE MAN IN THE WHITE SUIT, 1951, Rialto Pictures, 85 min. Dir. Alexander Mackendrick. When research chemist Alec Guinness creates a fabric that never wears out or gets dirty, the entire British textile industry gives chase - to suppress an invention that would eventually render it obsolete. This richly satirical look at how progress creates unlikely alliances and divisions is one of the Ealing Studios’ brightest comedies. With Joan Greenwood.