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A documentary following the Fab Four for five days in 1964. A humorous and freewheeling account of their first trip to America. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

The Beatles ... Themselves

John Lennon ... Himself

Paul McCartney ... Himself

George Harrison ... Himself

Ringo Starr ... Himself
Brian Epstein ... Himself
Cynthia Lennon ... Herself
Mal Evans ... Himself
Murray the 'K' ... Himself

Directed by
Albert Maysles 
David Maysles 
Produced by
Stanley Hirson .... producer
Cinematography by
Albert Maysles 
Film Editing by
Kate Glidden 
Howard Milkin 
Sound Department
Dick Vorisek .... sound mixer

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16 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
consider yourself lucky if you see it, 8 December 2000
Author: juwilliams from Atlanta, Georgia

This documentary offers one of the only non-scripted glimpses of the young Beatles during one of their first visits to America. Filmed with the goal of capturing the Beatles "as they were" in the midst of media and fan mayhem, the Maysles brothers remind us that these Fab Four started out small, carefree and almost too-human.

I had the rare opportunity to see this film during a lecture by Albert Maysles. Since the film was made just before the release of "Hard Days Night," that portrayal of the fictional Beatles sadly overwhelmed the distribution of this documentary. If your local library, film school or video store has a copy of this, grab it with haste.

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