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The Immoral Mr. Teas (1959)

A door to door salesman of dentist's appliances encounters beautiful well-endowed nude women everywhere he goes.

Director:

Russ Meyer

Writers:

Edward J. Lakso (narration), Russ Meyer
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Cast

Cast overview:
Bill Teas ... Mr. Teas
Ann Peters ... Coffeeshop Waitress
Marilyn Wesley ... Dental Assistant
Michele Roberts Michele Roberts ... Secretary (as Mischele Roberts)
Dawn Danielle Dawn Danielle ... Beach Beauty
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Storyline

Mr. Teas is a door to door salesman for dentists' appliances. Everywhere he goes he encounters beautiful "well-developed" nude women, which of course stir his interest. The only sound in the film is the voice of a narrator and a monotonic musical theme. Written by Blort

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Taglines:

A Frenchy Comedy for Unashamed Adults!

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Steam Heat See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$24,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,500,000, 31 December 1959
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Pad-Ram Enterprises See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Producer/director Russ Meyer shot the film in four days during the spring of 1958, on a budget of $24,000. See more »

Goofs

Just after the 45-minute mark, when the women get into the boat, the narrator states that the density of water is 64.4 pounds per square foot. It is actually 62.4. See more »

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Groundbreaking but not too good now
25 November 2010 | by Red-BarracudaSee all my reviews

Russ Meyer's debut feature film caused a sensation on original release. It was incredibly risqué for its time and pushed the boundaries of what was permissible. What Meyer basically did with this film was to introduce breasts to the big screen. And for this at the very least many of us should be eternally grateful. Up until this point nudity was very scarce at the cinema, and when it did show up it usually consisted of people playing volleyball in nudist colonies. This movie brought in a much more overt eroticism to the mix. Needless to say, it made an absolute mint at the box office. Clearly these were more innocent times and The Immoral Mr. Teas isn't at all shocking now. Its nudity is really in fact somewhat charming. But historical context is everything in understanding the importance of this movie. And the fact is that this film was groundbreaking.

Unfortunately, it isn't an awful lot of fun to watch now. Its plot is simple – a man discovers that he can see women naked as the side effect of some medication he is given at the dentists. It's basically an excuse to see boobs. But the movie in actual fact is a drag as a result primarily of the lack of synchronized sound and awful endlessly repeated music. There is a narrator who just talks drivel quite frankly. He sounded strangely like Criswell the TV astrologist and star of a couple of Ed Wood flicks. Even Meyer's photography – normally a guaranteed strong point – is below average.

For me Meyer only became a good film-maker from Lorna onwards. Although it's a term I virtually never use, the early nudie-cuties are just a bit dated to really carry much impact. This one has historical importance for sure but it didn't do much for me otherwise unfortunately.


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