7.7/10
34,530
224 user 111 critic

A Hard Day's Night (1964)

Trailer
1:39 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Prime Video

ON DISC
A "typical" day in the life of The Beatles, including many of their famous songs.

Director:

Writer:

(original screenplay)
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Help! (1965)
Adventure | Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Ringo finds himself the human sacrifice target of a cult and the band must try to protect him from it.

Director: Richard Lester
Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison
Magical Mystery Tour (TV Movie 1967)
Comedy | Fantasy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The Beatles charter a special bus for a surreal mystery tour.

Directors: George Harrison, John Lennon, and 3 more credits »
Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison
Let It Be (1970)
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The filmed account of the Beatles's attempt to recapture their old group spirit by making a back to basics album, which instead drove them further apart.

Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg
Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison
The Beatles Anthology (TV Mini-Series 1995)
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.4/10 X  

An autobiographical documentary of the greatest of the rock bands.

Stars: Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A compilation of found footage featuring music, interviews, and stories of The Beatles' 250 concerts from 1963 to 1966.

Director: Ron Howard
Stars: The Beatles, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr
Documentary | Biography | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A biography of the rock music star.

Director: Andrew Solt
Stars: John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Paul McCartney
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
Wilfrid Brambell ...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Edward Malin ...
Hotel Waiter (as Eddie Malin)
Robin Ray ...
...
T.V. Choreographer
Edit

Storyline

The Beatles--the world's most famous rock and roll band--travel from their home town of Liverpool to London to perform in a television broadcast. Along the way they must rescue Paul's unconventional grandfather from various misadventures and drummer Ringo goes missing just before the crucial concert. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

THE BEATLES in Their First Full Length, Hilarious Action-Packed Film See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music | Musical

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

| |

Release Date:

7 July 1964 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Quatre garçons dans le vent  »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$560,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$56,805, 7 February 1982, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$13,780,024
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The constant mention of Paul McCartney's grandfather being "very clean" are references to actor Wilfrid Brambell playing a rag-and-bone man in Steptoe and Son (1962), featuring the catch-phrase, "You dirty old man." "Steptoe and Son" was remade in the US as Sanford and Son (1972). See more »

Goofs

During his bathtub sequence, John can be seen wearing dark swim trunks. When the tub is emptied with John having "disappeared", the trunks in the tub are a lighter color. See more »

Quotes

Paul: Oh, that this too, too solid flesh would melt... Zap!
See more »

Crazy Credits

The opening credits are superimposed over the action. The Beatles are running from a mob of fans whilst the title track plays. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Soul Music (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

A Nation Once Again
(1840?) (uncredited)
Written by Thomas Osborne Davis
Sung a cappella by Wilfrid Brambell
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
"The Best British Musical/Comedy Film Of 1964 - All About A British Musical Pop Group Called...The Beatles!"
2 December 1999 | by See all my reviews

"The first 60's film to ever waken my musical interest in pop music and electric guitars...not to mention, I wasn't even born then!" The film is full of great music and British humor by the Fab Four. It stars The Beatles themselves - John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr in their first acting debut. The music they perform in this 'black and white' film are 7 'Lennon & McCartney' classics - from the title song, "A Hard Day's Night", to "Can't Buy Me Love" and "She Loves You". In the comedy skits of the film, The Beatles' drummer Ringo Starr, definitely leaves the other lads in a so-call 'run against time'. It's a fun and exciting film...a pop film on what 'Beatlemania' was all about back then in 1964. This classic is a must see for all upcoming Beatle fans from all around the world, as well as people and kids of all ages. "And for those of you who never felt the magic and excitement of The Beatles...like me, I promise that you will by the end of this fab film!"


46 of 55 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 224 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page