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Carry on Loving (1970)

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The Wedded Bliss computer dating agency aims to bring together the lonely hearts of Much-Snoggin-in-the-Green. Its owner, Sidney Bliss, has enough complications in his own love life, but ... See full summary »

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The Wedded Bliss computer dating agency aims to bring together the lonely hearts of Much-Snoggin-in-the-Green. Its owner, Sidney Bliss, has enough complications in his own love life, but still produces a pamphlet called "The Wit to Woo". The strange collection of hopefuls lead to some outlandish matches, and jealousies are bound to lead to trouble. Written by Simon N. McIntosh-Smith <Simon.N.Smith@cs.cf.ac.uk>

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Richard O'Callaghan was not present for the food fight at the end of the film. His close-up was edited in later. See more »

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When Sid James pours water over him from the fire buckets and pretends to have attempted to drown himself in the canals, Joan Sims helps him into the flat but his clothes appear bone-dry in the next shot. See more »

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Bertrum Muffet: I want a wife, like that
[indicating Hattie Jacques]
Sidney Bliss: I think we can do a bit better than that...
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AND SO THEY WERE MARRIED AND FOUGHT HAPPILY EVER AFTER. See more »

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Followed by Carry on England (1976) See more »

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I'm not loving it
31 July 2013 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

As a child of the 70s I was practically raised on Carry Ons, the films being perfect TV scheduling for rainy Sunday afternoons in particular. And yet, despite my familiarity with the series, I have no recollection of seeing Carry On Loving before now. It could be that programmers deemed it to saucy for daytime viewing, but I reckon the obvious answer is that it simply wasn't considered all that funny, especially in comparison with perennial favourites like Screaming, Camping and Up the Jungle.

'Loving' stars Sid James and Hattie Jacques as Sidney Bliss and Sophie Plummet, proprietors of The Wedded Bliss marriage bureau, who bring people together with the aid of a high-tech computer system (or so the customers are led to believe). Much hilarity ensues as the result of mismatched couples—or at least that's the idea; sadly, the thin plot, unmemorable characters and mediocre gags go to make this one of the poorer Carry Ons.

Still, even a weak Carry On has its moments: this one features the very lovely Jacki Piper (June from 'Up The Jungle) stripping down to her undies a couple of times, sees inexperienced introvert Jenny Grubb (Imogen Hassall) transformed into a super sexy model much to the delight of randy suitor Terence Philpot (Terry Scott), and wraps things up with a fun food fight, cream pies and cakes being flung with much gusto.

5.5 out of 10, rounded up to 6 for the cracking crumpet. Phwoarr!


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