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Magical Mystery Tour (1967)

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

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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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Vernon Dudley Bowhay Nowell ...
Bass Player (as Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band)
Neil Innes ...
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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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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

One artist who was cast in this film but didn't appear was Jimi Hendrix. Paul McCartney wanted him in the film, but Hendrix was already committed to play at the Monterey Pop Festival, his breakthrough performance. Ironically, McCartney was the person who suggested that Hendrix should get invited to play the festival. See more »

Goofs

Some of the linking shots of the bus driving along country lanes are obviously shot at a later date when the bus is empty of passengers. This is confirmed by Neil Aspinall in The Beatles "Anthology" book, where he describes taking the bus back out on the road again after filming had finished, purely to shoot some external links which had been forgotten. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Starkey, Ringo's Auntie: Now shut up!
Richard Starkey: Shut up- to me? I've had enough of it! I can't stand it any more! I'm gettin' off! Off!
Mrs. Starkey, Ringo's Auntie: Don't get historical!
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Made in England by The Beatles See more »

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Referenced in Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story (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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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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