Carry On Loving. Copyright: Peter Rogers Productions / Rank Organisation
Carry On Loving

Carry On Loving

  • 1970 film

Chaos ensues when the Carry On gang run a marriage bureau. The proprietors, Sid Bliss and Sophie Plummer, seem to only match the most unlikely couples. Stars Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims, Hattie Jacques and more.

Carry On Loving. Image shows from L to R: Jenny Grubb (Imogen Hassall), Terence Philpot (Terry Scott). Copyright: Peter Rogers Productions / Rank Organisation

Key details

Genre
Film
Released
1970
Stars
Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims, Hattie Jacques, Terry Scott, Richard O'Callaghan, Bernard Bresslaw and more
Writer
Talbot Rothwell
Director
Gerald Thomas
Producer
Peter Rogers
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Sidney Bliss is the proprietor and manager of the Wedded Bliss matrimonial agency. With the assistance of business partner Sophie Plummer - with whom he has long had 'an understanding' (or at least, she has) - the pair attempt to match a series of clients with potential romantic partners.

However, much to Sophie's chagrin, Sid has a habit of "vetting" the agency's other most curvaceous clients, particularly local corset saleswoman Esme Cannon.

When the naive Bertrum Muffet arrives at their door, keen to find a wife who shares his love of making model aeroplanes from milk bottle tops, Sophie sends him off to meet the elder Esme. Along the way he bumps into aspiring model Sally, who believes him to be the photographer she's supposed to be meeting. The pair very quickly get their wires quite crossed indeed!

Meanwhile, the agency is also trying to find a match for lascivious bachelor Terence Philpot, a single marriage guidance counsellor, and a repressed young woman living with her ancient relatives.

Add a private detective, a jealous housekeeper and a star wrestler, and the chances of a single successful match being made by Wedded Bliss - nevermind Sid's own - seem to diminish fast!

Additional details

Part of

Carry On Films

UK certificate
A
Duration
88 minutes
UK release
Thursday 5th November 1970
Produced
1970
Distributors

The Rank Organisation

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

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Broadcast details

Most recent repeats
  • Saturday 23rd April 2022 at 11:20am on ITV3
  • Sunday 17th April 2022 at 1:05pm on ITV3
  • Thursday 30th December 2021 at 9:40am on ITV3

Recording details

  • Pinewood Studios, Windsor and Slough - Filmed from 6th April 1970.

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