Carry On Loving

Carry On Loving

Gerald Thomas (1970)

86min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
The overemphasis on carrying on at the expense of comedy is the main drawback in this patchy entry in the series. Containing more double entendres than an exhibition of smutty postcards, Talbot Rothwell's script spends too much time in the company of Terry Scott and the other clients of the Wedded Bliss Marriage Bureau. Consequently, we get nowhere near enough of the bureau's proprietors (the couple at the heart of the film, Hattie Jacques and Sid James), amorous spinster Joan Sims and marriage guidance counsellor Kenneth Williams. The sound you can hear during the slapstick wedding finale is barrels being scraped.

Summary

A couple who run a dating agency find themselves inundated with customers, and end up arranging a selection of very unlikely matches - while also contending with their own marital difficulties. Comedy, starring Sid James, Hattie Jacques, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Bernard Bresslaw, Joan Sims and Terry Scott.

Cast & Crew

Sidney Bliss Sid James
Sophie Bliss Hattie Jacques
Percival Snooper Kenneth Williams
James Bedsop Charles Hawtrey
Gripper Burke Bernard Bresslaw
Esme Crowfoot Joan Sims
Terence Philpot Terry Scott
Sally Martin Jacki Piper
Director Gerald Thomas
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Rank Film Dists LtdAvailable on: video and DVD
Comedy