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Director:
Writer:
Alun Owen (original screenplay)
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Release Date:
6 July 1964 (UK) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The Beatles starring in their first full-length, hilarious action-packed film ! See more »
Plot:
A 'typical' day in the life of the Beatles, including many of their famous songs. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
This film "converted" me See more (190 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

The Beatles ... Beatles

John Lennon ... John

Paul McCartney ... Paul

George Harrison ... George

Ringo Starr ... Ringo
Wilfrid Brambell ... Grandfather
Norman Rossington ... Norm
John Junkin ... Shake

Victor Spinetti ... T.V. Director

Anna Quayle ... Millie

Deryck Guyler ... 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
Alison Seebohm ... Secretary
David Janson ... Young Boy (as David Jaxon)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bridget Armstrong ... Lead Makeup Woman (uncredited)
Roger Avon ... (uncredited)
Bruce Beeby ... Man Talking to Casino Manager (uncredited)

John Bluthal ... Car Thief (uncredited)

Pattie Boyd ... Jean - Schoolgirl on Train #1 (uncredited)
Andrea Brett ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Terry Brooks ... Urchin (uncredited)
Prudence Bury ... Rita - Schoolgirl on Train #2 (uncredited)
Pauline Chamberlain ... Showgirl (uncredited)
Anne Clune ... Bit Role (uncredited)

Phil Collins ... Seated Fan with Necktie (uncredited)

Rosemarie Frankland ... Brunette Showgirl (uncredited)
Bob Godfrey ... Man in Park (uncredited)
Kenneth Haigh ... Simon Marshall (uncredited)
Susan Hampshire ... Dancer at Disco (uncredited)

Julian Holloway ... Adrian - Simon's Assistant (uncredited)
Terry Hooper ... Casino Croupier (uncredited)
Ric Hutton ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Clare Kelly ... Barmaid (uncredited)
Lavinia Lang ... Bit Role (uncredited)
David Langton ... Actor (uncredited)
Richard Lester ... Man in Back of the Stage (uncredited)
Linda Lewis ... Audience Member (uncredited)
Jeremy Lloyd ... Tall Dancer at the Disco (uncredited)
Maggie London ... Girl at Disco (uncredited)
Jane Lumb ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Dougie Millings ... Tailor (uncredited)
Peter Newton ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Derek Nimmo ... Leslie Jackson - Magician (uncredited)

Margaret Nolan ... Grandfather's Girl at Casino (uncredited)

Gordon Rollings ... Man with Sandwich in Pub (uncredited)
Edina Ronay ... Girl at Disco (uncredited)
Sally Sheridan ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Geraldine Sherman ... Girl Outside Secondhand Shop (uncredited)
Marianne Stone ... Society Reporter (uncredited)
Michael Trubshawe ... Casino Manager (uncredited)
Hedger Wallace ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Shalini Waran ... T.V. Studio Audience Member (uncredited)
Carol White ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Susan Whitman ... Susan (uncredited)
Tina Williams ... Tina (uncredited)
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Directed by
Richard Lester 
 
Writing credits
Alun Owen (original screenplay)

Produced by
Denis O'Dell .... associate producer
Walter Shenson .... producer
David V. Picker .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Gilbert Taylor (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
John Jympson 
 
Art Direction by
Ray Simm 
 
Costume Design by
Julie Harris 
Dougie Millings (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Betty Glasow .... hairdressing
John O'Gorman .... makeup
 
Production Management
John Rogers .... executive in charge of production: Miramax (special edition re-release) (as John S. Rogers Jr.)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John D. Merriman .... assistant director
Alex Carver-Hill .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Bob Howard .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Barrie Melrose .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
William Alexander .... draughtsman (uncredited)
George Lack .... assistant art director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Michael Barry .... sound re-mixer: Sound One Corp. (special edition re-release)
H.L. Bird .... sound recordist
Stephen Dalby .... sound recordist
Gordon Daniel .... sound editor
Michael DiCosimo .... sound consultant: Dolby Laboratories (special edition re-release)
Kevin Reeves .... sound engineer: Polygram Studios (special edition re-release)
Dominick Tavella .... sound re-mixer: Sound One Corp. (special edition re-release)
Jim Roddan .... sound editor (uncredited)
Mike Silverlock .... sound camera operator (uncredited)
Frank Sloggett .... boom assistant (uncredited)
Don Wortham .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Ronnie Wass .... optical effects: titles (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Derek V. Browne .... camera operator
Jack Atcheler .... second camera operator (uncredited)
Paul Wilson .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Dan Edelstein .... editorial coordinator (special edition re-release)
Romeo Fornoles .... timer: 4-Media Co. Film Laboratory restoration
Stephen Schwartz .... assistant editor (special edition re-release)
Charlotte Stobbs .... apprentice editor (special edition re-release)
Kenny B. Stuart .... post-production coordinator (special edition re-release)
Pamela Tomling .... assistant editor
Roy Benson .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
John Lennon .... songs by
George Martin .... musical director
George Martin .... performers: "This Boy (Ringo's Theme ")
Paul McCartney .... songs by
George Martin .... composer: incidental music (uncredited)
George Martin .... music arranger (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Rita Davison .... continuity
Robert Freeman .... titles design
Andrew Herwitz .... business affairs: Miramax (special edition re-release)
Mal Evans .... private assistant for the Beatles (uncredited)
George 'Bud' Ornstein .... production executive: United Artists (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
87 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.75 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:M | Australia:G (original rating) | Canada:PG (Canadian Home Video rating) | Canada:G (Manitoba/Quebec) | Canada:PG (Ontario) (original rating) | Canada:G (Nova Scotia) (original rating) (1982) | Canada:F (Ontario) (re-rating) (1982) | Finland:S | France:U (2001 re-release) | Iceland:L | Netherlands:AL | Peru:PT | Portugal:M/12 | Sweden:Btl | UK:U | USA:TV-14 (cable rating) | USA:Approved (original rating) | USA:G (re-rating) (1979) | West Germany:6

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The first movie with The Beatles ever put out on DVD, it was issued as a single disc in 1997. It was later reissued as a two-disc DVD.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: Just before the group performs the song "I Should Have Known Better", John is sitting in the livestock carriage, playing with a deck of cards. The sound of shuffling can be heard a moment before he begins to shuffle them.See more »
Quotes:
T.V. Director:I won an award.
John:A likely story.
T.V. Director:It's on the wall in my office.
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
And I Love HerSee more »

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77 out of 82 people found the following review useful.
This film "converted" me, 4 May 2004
Author: sryder@judson-il.edu from elgin, illinois

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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