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The Immoral Mr. Teas

R 1960 1h 3m Comedy List
80% Tomatometer 5 Reviews 20% Audience Score 500+ Ratings Russ Meyer wrote and directed this tale of a salesman who spends his time fantasizing about naked females. Read More Read Less

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Dave Kehr Chicago Reader A remarkable little film, funny and wistful. Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Fernando F. Croce CinePassion As the clothes evaporate, Meyer wisely sits back and appreciates the show. Jan 11, 2008 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 3/5 Oct 16, 2005 Full Review Steve Crum Kansas City Kansan Nudie classic by Russ Meyer barely exposes anything Rated: 2/5 Oct 24, 2004 Full Review Rumsey Taylor Not Coming to a Theater Near You Mr. Teas is fascinating as a cultural artifact, a film that relays a culture's sexual inhibition despite the fact that it was made to challenge that very trait. Jul 27, 2004 Full Review Read all reviews

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delysid d i dont want to hear the same idiotic music repeated over and over for an hour Rated 2 out of 5 stars 07/14/18 Full Review Audience Member Worth a look simply due to the facts that this was Russ Meyer's first feature, and that it was the first ever "nudie cutie" (films popular in the early to mid 1960s, containing an abundance of female skin but absolutely zero sexual contact). This is a mostly harmless and benign movie, although Meyer's trademark chauvinism does shine through even this early on in his career (but how can any nudie film avoid being at least a little bit chauvinistic, even from the concept alone?). As for the audio, there is no spoken dialog from the actors. There is only the standard jazzy musical fare and narration so vague it could be from a vintage agricultural documentary. You could watch this at full volume on a massive sound system, and anybody who could hear it would have no idea you were watching naked ladies. The humor is very mildly amusing, the only physical laugh I gave was due to a line about a guitar, near the tail end (thank you, folks) of the movie. But after all is said and done, there are far more entertaining Russ Meyer flicks out there, as well as better nudie cuties. But this is how it all began, so if you like this kind of stuff, its interesting to see for that reason alone. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member The magical, witty and outragous work of Russ Meyer had to start somewhere and here is actually a toned back effort from the late "adult entertainer" that not only sews the seeds of his later fruitations but also kick starts his visual style and comedic tone. The Immoral Mr Teas is a simple, yet effective story. Mr Teas goes about his "Groundhog day" style routine living by himself, working the same boring job, meeting the same females day in, day out as his life plays out. One day he begins to notice more and more about the female body and before he can grasp a hold of it, his imagination is running wild with "Immoral" thoughts about women. It's played with its tongue firmly in cheek and is actually highly entertaining and hilarious early on to throughout most of the movie. The style is of its time, well shot and the narrator and cheesy music only add to the entire tone of the film. However near the end it begins to get a bit repetative, for a film that only lasts an hour thats not a great sign. By trying so hard to give off the impression of repetitivness and obsession the film soon becomes too much and the laughs and interest slowly go with it. That's not to say the the film doesnt have a satisfying ending, however by the time you get there you will have at least checked your watch twice. Entertaining, fun and certainly for its time pushing the boundries, A simple yet effective film that overdoes itself a little to much to be a classic. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Russ Meyer's first film was the start of the nudie cutie boom that would follow. It's about a modern, average, common man who can't seem to take his eyes off the women he meets. Mainly because they're either wearing low cut shirts that show cleavage or they're taking their tops off right in front of him. One day he gets his teeth worked on. After the procedure is done he's suddenly given the ability to see women naked. What a gift! There isn't much dialogue except from the narrator and the music playing through out the film can either be jazzy or annoying depending on your mood. The nudity is slightly tame for the era, but somewhat revolutionary considering the types of films they had to endure that did have "nude" scenes back then. No sex, just nudity was the trend. That's pretty much what you get with this film. It's humor is quite charming and there's a fun feel to it that reminds you that you're watching something naughty. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Russ Meyer nudie cutie that as a fan of his I can't rightfully complain. Sure this is stuff before Meyer's became a complete film maker it is still loaded w/ charm. W/out dialog (only w/ a narrative which is sometimes absolutely brilliant & worth more then just a simple skin flix & a soundtrax that you can't help but get behind) Teas goes to work, gets his bike & sells prosthetic teeth to dentists around town he gets his eye full of the ladies (naked or otherwise). This film contains an actually fantasy of mine to eat a watermelon all the while having a naked woman iron my clothes. Thank God for the wonderful mind of Russ Meyer's that I can live vicariously through my television Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Once-notorious "nudie" is tame by today's standards. Most shocking scene: Mr. Teas swims in a scum-filled pond... Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Russ Meyer wrote and directed this tale of a salesman who spends his time fantasizing about naked females.
Russ Meyer
Russ Meyer, Edward J. Lakso
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1h 3m