The more I watch this film, usually once every couple of months, the more I am convinced that no other actor could have been the lead in this piece of beautifully crafted farce. John Cleese was outstanding from his first line to his last, dominating the whole film, even those scenes where he was not actually in vision, but everything that was happening was ABOUT him and his predicament. You just kept wondering what he would do to recover the situation, and what would happen next to delay that recovery. Every contributing support artist did exactly that.. and supported the Cleese character of Stimpson the Headmaster on his quest. Classic films combine certain elements, like DECREASING TIMESCALE, SEXUAL CONNECTION, and CHASE SCENES, and believe it or not , this film has the lot. Well put together and certainly one for the collection.