Brian Stimpson is the headmaster of a comprehensive (high) school in England. He sets himself, his staff and pupils very high standards. On the way to a conference at which he is to talk, all manner of disasters strike.
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Rather pedestrian film-making for an otherwise frantic farce that charges all over the place. It never quite fizzes but it fits Cleese like a glove and the ending has a nicely downbeat quality that Hollywood probably would not tolerate.