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
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The word "Beatles" is never mentioned in dialogue. However, "The Beatles" is clearly visible on Ringo's bass drumhead and on the helicopter in the final scene. See more »
A black girl in the audience changes from orchestra seats to balcony between shots. See more »
It's the Circle Club.
[reads aloud the invite]
"The management of the Circle Club takes pleasure in requesting the company of Mr. Richard Starkey - that's you - to their gaming rooms. Chemin de Fer, Baccarat, and Champagne buffet".
They want me.
It's gotten around you're a big spender.
[snatches the card from Paul]
Well, you're not going.
[snatches the card from Norm]
Quite right. Invites to gambling dens full of easy money and fast women. Chicken sandwiches and carts full of caviar. ...
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Derek Guyler is credited as 'Police Inspector' though it is clearly established that he is only a sergeant. See more »
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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