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An Eastern cult discovers that the sacrificial ring is missing. Ringo, drummer of The Beatles band has it; sent by the girl (who's to be sacrificed) as a gift. Clang, Ahme, Bhuta and several cult members leave for London to retrieve the ring. After several failed attempts to steal the ring, they confront him in an Indian restaurant. Ringo learns that if he does not return the ring soon, he will become the next sacrifice. Ringo then discovers that the ring is stuck on his finger. Its a race against time; John, Paul, and George try to protect their friend while they're all being chased not only by Clang and his minions, but also by two mad scientists and the chief inspector of Scotland yard. Will Ringo be saved, or will he be sacrificed? Written by Erin Pelicano

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Stop Worrying! HELP! Is On The Way! See more »


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25 August 1965 (USA)  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)

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SEK 4,831,000 (Sweden)
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A miniaturized Paul is wearing flesh-colored bathing trunks during his brief (no pun intended) "nude scene" in "The Exciting Adventures of Paul On The Floor". The discarded chewing gum wrapper which he uses to wrap around himself as a towel is clearly intended to resemble a Wrigley's Spearmint Gum wrapper, although no brand name is shown. See more »

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During the "Another Girl" sequence, when Paul is playing the bikini-clad girl beside him like a guitar, Paul suddenly looks embarrassed, and has a shocked smile on his face. If you look closely, he accidentally hits the left breast of the girl as he pretends to strum his girl guitar. See more »

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Professor Foot: MIT was after me, you know. Wanted me to rule the world for them.
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This film is respectfully dedicated to the memory of Mr. Elias Howe, who, in 1846, invented the sewing machine. See more »

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Another Girl
(1965) (uncredited)
Written by Paul McCartney
Performed by The Beatles
Published by Capitol Records
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that Ringo is something else
12 June 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Okay, so "Help!" isn't quite as creative as "A Hard Day's Night", but the Beatles always were able to do something good. In this case, Ringo happens to have a sacrificial ring belonging to a religious cult. So, the cult sets about trying to get it back. When they fail, they decide to sacrifice Ringo. Meanwhile, a scientist (Victor Spinetti) wants the ring for his own purposes. And of course, there's plenty of great music along the way.

In a way, the whole movie is sort of an excuse to be wacky. Whether it's the seemingly separate apartments that turn out to be one big room, the trap door activated by a glass, the skiing tournament, or the whole Bahamas sequence, they've got something neat every step of the way. Leo McKern, as cult leader Clang, and Eleanor Bron, as cultist Ahme who tries to protect Ringo, provide cool supporting roles.

I guess that if I ever get a woman to watch "Help!" with me, I'll never "Lose That Girl".


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