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Magical Mystery Tour (1967)

TV Movie  |   |  Comedy, Musical  |  26 December 1967 (UK)
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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)
Maggie Wright ...
Starlet
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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Comedy | Musical

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26 December 1967 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Lumottu Beatles-matka  »

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Trivia

The soundtrack recordings were issued in England as a double EP with accompanying booklet. Capitol Records in the US added stereo (and mock-stereo) versions of recent Beatles singles, and issued an LP with an enlarged copy of the booklet. The LP actually sold better as an import in England than the EP, and a British version was issued ten years later. See more »

Goofs

Paul loses his timing towards the end of "Your Mother Should Know" 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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Crazy Credits

Made in England by The Beatles See more »

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Featured in The Beatles Revolution (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

I Am the Walrus
(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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