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Help! (1965)

Approved | | Adventure, Comedy, Musical | 25 August 1965 (USA)
Ringo finds himself the human sacrifice target of a cult and the band must try to protect him from it.

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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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Help yourself to seven great new Beatle hits! (Poster). See more »


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25 August 1965 (USA)  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

George Harrison, whom Richard Lester said was the best actor of the Beatles, has more material in this film than in the previous Beatle film. See more »

Goofs

During the performance of "Help!" in the beginning of the movie, Ringo is wearing the sacrificial ring in the close-ups but not in the other shots. Also, in the close-ups, Ringo and his drums are on a much shorter riser than in the other shots. See more »

Quotes

Superintendent: Allow me. I'm a bit of a famous mimic in my own small way, you know James Cagney.
[imitating Ringo on the phone]
Superintendent: Hello, there, this is the famous Ringo here, gear fab. What is it that I can do for you, as it were, gear fab?
George: Not a bit like Cagney.
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Crazy Credits

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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Referenced in Capitalism: The Movie (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

James Bond Theme
(1962) (uncredited)
Music by Monty Norman
Arrangement by John Barry
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"It's a season ticket. What d'you think it is?"
31 October 2001 | by (Middle of Nowhere, CT) – See all my reviews

A great movie. People here seem to complain the plotline was too silly. But keep in mind this was during the Bond phase(almost a forerunner to Get Smart). A sacrificial ring caught on the Famous Ringo's finger. A mad scientist trying to take over the world. An evil cult trying to kill our heroes. A girl from that cult secretly helping our heroes. Typical Bondish plotlines.

It also has great one-liners(Maybe it's that I'm just your average 14 year old American who loves British humor), and just weird ones that sound funny. "I don't subscribe to your religion." "He's out to rule the world if he can get a government grant." "Now, look here, Paul. I've had some great times with this finger. How do you know I wouldn't miss it?"

And, of course, greeeeeaaaaat music.


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