Magical Mystery Tour (1967)

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

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Himself / Ticket Salesman / Magician with Coffee / Aunt Jessie's Waiter / Narrator (as The Beatles)
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Himself / Major McCartney / Brown Nosed Magician (as The Beatles)
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Himself / Magician Looking Through Telescope (as The Beatles)
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Himself / Talkative Magician (as The Beatles)
Vivian Stanshall ...
The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band (as The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band)
Neil Innes ...
The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band (as The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band)
Roger Ruskin Spear ...
The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band (as The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band)
'Legs' Larry Smith ...
The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band (as The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band)
Sam Spoons ...
The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band (as The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band)
Rodney Slater ...
The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band (as The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band)
Jan Carson ...
Stripper
George Claydon ...
Photographer
Ivor Cutler ...
Mr. Bloodvessel
Shirley Evans ...
Accordionist
Nat Jackley ...
Rubber Man
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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

John Lennon told Paul McCartney about a dream he had where he used a shovel to serve spaghetti to a woman. Paul suggested they film this, John agreed, and the scene is included in the movie. See more »

Goofs

John Lennon jumps up from his piano at inappropriate times during "I Am The Walrus" See more »

Quotes

John: I've got a present for you, do you know what it is?
Nichola: No.
John: Have a guess.
Nichola: No.
John: Go on, have a guess.
Nichola: No.
John: [angry] Have a guess!
Nichola: [laughing] No!
John: [stares at the camera] Well, you're going to get it anyway.
[blows the balloon]
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Connections

Referenced in The Beatles: Rock Band (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Flying
Performed by The Beatles
Written by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr
Published by Capitol/EMI Records
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A must-see for beatles-fans
22 May 2002 | by (Leuven, Belgium) – See all my reviews

This psychadealic story was, without no doubt, a milestone. It's always nice to see John, Paul, George and Ringo acting in a movie, especially when they play the role of wizards. The story is of no importance, but just watch the special effects (like in the song 'Blue Jay Way') and the funny scenes. I can imagine that non-Beatles-fans can find this a very bad movie, but if you have any respect for the fab four of likes their music ('I am the walrus','Fool on the hill','Inner light','Your mother should now')this is a must.

(P.S.: I enjoyed the 'coming-down-the-stairs-scene' a lot at the end of the movie)


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