The Immoral Mr. Teas (1959) is the first commercially successful film of director Russ Meyer. The film was described as a nudist comedy and was noted for exhibiting extensive female nudity. The film cost $24,000 to produce and eventually grossed more than $1,500,000 on the independent/exploitation circuit.
The only sound in the film is the voice of a narrator and a very monotonic musical theme.
Mr. Teas (Bill Teas) is a door-to-door salesman for dentist appliances who delivers on his bicycle. Teas is a clumsy and shy man, who likes to watch happy couples and daydreams when looking down the necklines of women he meets. The only way that he is able to have sex is with a prostitute. After undergoing surgery at the dentist, Teas realizes that the anesthetic has overcome his inhibitions, and given him X-ray vision, enabling him to see all women without their clothes. He is happy at first, but gradually begins to be embarrassed. For example, he goes to the river and sees three girls swimming, and he sees them as naked. The three girls are those he sees daily: the dental nurse, a secretary and waitress in the bar. Teas decides to go to a psychoanalyst, and he also sees her naked. The voiceover says: "On the other hand, some men are happy to be sick."