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Magical Mystery Tour (1967)

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The Beatles charter a special bus for a surreal mystery tour.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band ...
(as Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band)
Jan Carson ...
Stripper
George Claydon ...
Photographer
Ivor Cutler ...
Mr. Bloodvessel
Shirley Evans ...
Accordionist
Nat Jackley ...
Rubber Man
Nicola Hale ...
Little Girl (as Nichola)
Jessie Robins ...
Ringo's Aunt (as Jessie Robbins)
Derek Royle ...
Jolly Jimmy
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Army Sergeant
Miranda Forbes ...
Hostess Wendy Winters (as Mandy Weet)
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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vernon Dudley Bowhay Nowell ...
Bass Player (as Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band)
Neil Innes ...
Performer on Stage (as Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band)
Roger Ruskin Spear ...
Performer on Stage (as Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band)
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Storyline

The Beatles first film since "Help" was largely Paul McCartney's project. The story follows a bus load of eccentric characters on a magic journey through the English countryside. Rather than a unified narrative, it becomes a series of psychedelic clips promoting various songs including "The Fool on the Hill," "Blue Jay Way," "Your Mother Should Know," "I Am the Walrus" and "Magical Mystery Tour." The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band are seen in a strip club playing "Death Cab for Cutie." Written by alfiehitchie

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26 December 1967 (UK)  »

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Lumottu Beatles-matka  »

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Trivia

"Magical Mystery Tour" was conceived as a way for The Beatles to do something fun and exciting in the wake of Brian Epstein's (The Beatles' manager) death. After his death, The Beatles realized that they were in financial trouble and had to do something with their acquired wealth or else the British government would levy taxes against them. So they started Apple Corps. and "Magical Mystery Tour" was the first project they made under the Apple company. See more »

Goofs

Due to the semi-improvisational nature of the film, there are a lot of deliberate mistakes in continuity and plot. See more »

Quotes

Buster Bloodvessel: I am your friendly Courier. Mister Bloodvessel is my name. Buster Bloodvessel.
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Referenced in The Seventh Python (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

The Fool on the Hill
(uncredited)
Performed by The Beatles
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Published by Capitol/EMI Records
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Not as bad as everybody claimed it to be.
22 September 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

When this was first released in the '60s, it was critically panned and was called the Beatles' first flop. I really never listen to critics anyway, and thought that while the story was pretty goofy, the camera use was pretty innovative for the time, and, after all, it's another chance to see the Beatles playing their songs. Movies like this make me wonder why MTV thinks they invented the music video. "I Am The Walrus" piece has kind of an odd suspense in the way it is filmed.


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