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Carry On Loving (1970)

Or ‘It’s just one thing on top of another’.

This virtually plotless movie is simply a collection of knowing sexually-geared comic sketches linked by the dubious Wedded Bliss Marriage Agency run by Sidney and Sophie Bliss (Sid James and Hattie Jacques).

They are a suspicious and – in Sid’s case – continually unfaithful ‘wedded’ couple; the marriage is actually a sham to impress the marriage agency punters.

Sid and Hattie feed customers details into a fake computer, and the usual happy roster of Carry On regulars throw themselves into this blind-dating farce.

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The backbone of the comedy is Kenneth Williams, unmarried and unknowing guidance counsellor, whilst Terry Scott links the established gang with the fresh intake of younger performers, tackling the tongue-in-cheek humour of the romantic lead.

Bumbling around the outer circle of these amorous goings-on are a handful of other team members, stuck in brief but outstanding comic cameos notably big Bernard Bresslaw, turning on the snorting and snarling evil for his overtly jealous wrestler.

Charles Hawtrey snoops around in a series of awful disguises, having been hired by Hattie to spy on that rogue of rogues, Sid James.

Sidney Bliss
Sidney James
Sophie Bliss

Hattie Jacques
Percival Snooper

Kenneth Williams
James Bedsop

Charles Hawtrey
Esme Crowfoot

Joan Sims
Terence Philpott

Terry Scott
Bertie Muffet

Richard O’Callaghan
Gripper Burke

Bernard Bresslaw
Sally Martin

Jacki Piper
Jenny Grubb

Imogen Hassall
Miss Dempsey
Patsy Rowlands
Adrian
Julian Holloway
Mrs Grubb
Joan Hickson
Gay
Janet Mahoney
Mr Dreery
Bill Maynard

Director
Gerald Thomas