The Bliss of Mrs Blossom

The Bliss of Mrs Blossom

Joseph McGrath (1968)

PG Certificate


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Shirley MacLaine stars in this otherwise all-British comedy, written by Alec Coppel and Denis Norden and directed by Joseph McGrath. She plays the wife of a brassiere manufacturer (Richard Attenborough), who manages to conceal her lover (James Booth), one of her husband's employees, in the attic for three years before her husband tumbles to the situation... A kind of screwball farce, it is played with evident gusto by MacLaine and a cast that features Freddie Jones, Patricia Routledge, Bob Monkhouse and William Rushton, who, defying the total absurdity of the situation, manage to ellicit some laughs.


A lingerie manufacturer's wife hides her lover in the attic, causing all manner of comic complications as she strives to keep her illicit lodger a secret from her husband. British comedy, starring Shirley MacLaine, Richard Attenborough, Bob Monkhouse and John Cleese.

Cast & Crew

Actor Richard Attenborough
Actor Shirley MacLaine
Actor John Cleese
Actor Bob Monkhouse
Director Joseph McGrath

Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Paramount Film Service Ltd