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
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There was a rough shooting script written before filming began. About 70% of the Bus exchanges are improvised, but everything filmed outside the bus was performed (more or less) as written. See more
Due to the semi-improvisational nature of the film, there are a lot of deliberate mistakes in continuity and plot. See more
I am your friendly Courier. Mister Bloodvessel is my name. Buster Bloodvessel.
Made in England by The Beatles See more
Spoofed in All You Need Is Cash
I Am the Walrus
Performed by The Beatles
Written by John Lennon
and Paul McCartney
Published by Capitol/EMI Records See more