A Peter Rogers Production
Directed by Gerald Thomas

1970
Colour

Screenplay: Talbot Rothwell
Music: Eric Rogers
Certificate A/PG
88 minutes

Sidney Bliss -
Sid James
Percival Snooper
Kenneth Williams
James Bedsop -
Charles Hawtrey
Esme Crowfoot -
Joan Sims
Sophie Bliss -
Hattie Jacques
Terence Philpot -
Terry Scott

Gripper Burke

-
Bernard Bresslaw
Bertie Muffett -
Richard O'Callaghan
Sally Martin -
Jacki Piper
Jenny Grubb -
Imogen Hassall
Miss Dempsey -
Patsy Rowlands
Aunt Victoria -
Ann Way
Mr Dreery -
Bill Maynard
Trainer -
Tom Clegg
Woman -
Lucy Griffiths
Man in Hospital -
Anthony Sagar
Bishop -
Derek Francis
Emily -
Alexandra Dane
Wife -
Anna Karen
Husband -
Laurie Lupino Lane
Barman -
Bill Pertwee
Bus Conductor -
Kenny Lynch
Mr Thrush -
Norman Chappell
Mr Roxby -
James Beck
Mrs Roxby -
Yutte Stensgaard
Client -
Peter Butterworth

 

 

"If you decide to look for romance, don't expect to find any joy at the Wedded Bliss Agency.

If you're looking for laughs, on the other hand, this should be your first port of call.

Sid and Sophie Bliss are the proprietors and they are living a romantic lie, they're not even married!

Their computer system is a "miracle of modern technology" and certainly comes up with some hysterical pairings.

Carry On Loving is just one thing on top of another and it has one of the best slapstick finales in the series!"
 

The Story

The Wedded Bliss agency, run by Sidney and Sophie Bliss, is a picture of domestic happiness...until the customers walk out the door! Their high tech computer dating system ensures that the residents of Much-Snogging-in-the Green each meet their perfect date...or at least it would if the machine actually worked...

   

 

Comments

Another fine addition to the series, the only thing that grates is the two lovers who appear with grating monotony every couple of scenes. Generally, though, this is good for a laugh or two. Many have criticised the film for its food fight ending, but let's face it; it's a comedy tradition and it's only natural that a Carry On should do it sooner or later. The sex element is played up throughout the film (a factor that was reflected in the high box office takings for this film), but at the end of the day it's standard fare. My only real complaint is that both Bresslaw and Butterworth are unforgivably underused.