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A Hard Day's Night (1964)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Music  |  6 July 1964 (UK)
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A 'typical' day in the life of the Beatles, including many of their famous songs.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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The Beatles
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Wilfrid Brambell ...
Grandfather
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Norm
John Junkin ...
Shake
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T.V. Director
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Millie
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Police Inspector
Richard Vernon ...
Man on Train
Edward Malin ...
Hotel Waiter (as Eddie Malin)
Robin Ray ...
T.V. Floor Manager
Lionel Blair ...
T.V. Choreographer
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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>

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The greatest rock & roll comedy adventure See more »

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Comedy | Music

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Release Date:

6 July 1964 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Quatre garçons dans le vent  »

Box Office

Budget:

$560,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$50,445 (USA) (1 December 2000)

Gross:

$515,005 (USA) (18 July 2014)
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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.75 : 1
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Trivia

Premiered in England on the eve of Ringo Starr's 24th birthday. See more »

Goofs

When Paul's grandfather and Ringo are sitting in the canteen, the sugar shaker on their table has about 2/3d's amount of sugar in it. Later in the scene, when Paul's grandfather picks it up to put sugar in his coffee, it's empty. See more »

Quotes

[the Beatles are late for a rehersal]
T.V. Floor Manager: They'll be here.
T.V. Director: Yes, well, if they aren't on this stage in precisely thirty seconds there'll be trouble? Do you hear me? Trouble.
[exactly three seconds after he stops speaking, the Beatles calmly amble on stage]
John: [to director] Standin' around, hey? Some people have it dead easy.
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Crazy Credits

Derek Guyler is credited as 'Police Inspector' though it is clearly established that he is only a sergeant. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in I'm Not There. (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Tell Me Why
(1964) (uncredited)
Written by John Lennon, usually credited to John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Performed by The Beatles
Published by Capitol Records
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This film "converted" me
4 May 2004 | by (elgin, illinois) – See all my reviews

I was in my mid-thirties when the Beatles came to America, and appeared at Shea Stadium and (famously) on the Ed Sullivan. I saw their success, with the screaming girls, as just another teen-age phenomenon. I must have read in some column that this film was interesting for its direction and photography. That was true. What I did not expect was that I would be caught up by the Beatles themselves, both as personalities and as musicians. Those who comment adversely on their lack of acting ability are way off base, because neither they nor the director were looking for dramatic skill; only for a degree of naturalness, which was achieved. Those who criticize the technical aspects are not well-acquainted with new developments in film technique especially in France; for instance, the jump shot. Those who criticize lack of plot must be interested only in straight narrative. I suggest that all the previously mentioned critics see the documentary materials on the making of the film, particularly those contained in the DVD set. They will see, for better or worse, that the creators and performers achieved what they wanted, allowing room for the unexpected. For forty years now I have been an admirer, own all their recordings, etc.; and taught this movie in my history of film class regularly. Don't believe the nay-sayers; see for yourself.


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