Monday Night Movies: The Man in the White Suit (1951)
10/21/2013 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
The Friends of the Mill Valley Library present a series of Monday Night at the Movies events. This month's theme: Alec Guinness.
The Man in the White Suit (1951)
Monday, October 21st @ 7:30 p.m.
Sidney Stratton (Alec Guinness), brilliant young research chemist and former Cambridge scholarship recipient, has been dismissed from jobs at several textile mills in the north of England because of his demands for expensive facilities and his obsession with inventing an everlasting fiber. While working as a laborer at the Birnley mill, he accidentally becomes an unpaid researcher and invents an incredibly strong fiber which repels dirt and never wears out. From this fabric, a suit is made--which is brilliant white because it cannot absorb dye and slightly luminous because it includes radioactive elements. The problem is realized by both Labor and Management. They will eventually lose out due to this marvelous fabric.
Doors open at 7:00. This series is sponsored by The Friends of the Mill Valley Library. For more Programs and Events at the Library, see the Library Events Calendar.