Review of How to Irritate People (1969)

Moving picture, 68 minutes

Cleese, as himself, introduces a series of pedagogical skits on the common theme of how to incite an optimal degree of irritation in those around you. It emerges that he does this in order to get back at the phone company who did it to him.

Pre-Monty Python tutorial. Cleese and Chapman writing, Palin and Booth among the actors. Slow and tame by the standards of the post-Python world. Politically incorrect, but in a traditional racist-misogynist fashion.

moving picture fiction