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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
...
Army Sergeant
Miranda Forbes ...
Hostess Wendy Winters (as Mandy Weet)
Maggie Wright ...
Starlet
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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)  »

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Lumottu Beatles-matka  »

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Trivia

Paul McCartney took a few friends and a camera to the South of France to film the "Fool on the Hill" sequence which was (as he later conceded) against union rules. See more »

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Paul loses his timing towards the end of "Your Mother Should Know" See more »

Quotes

Jolly Jimmy Johnson the Courier: Good morning ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls! Welcome to... Mmmagical Mystery Tour!
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Made in England by The Beatles See more »

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Referenced in Renaldo and Clara (1978) See more »

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Performed briefly by John Lennon
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Had read the bad press for years, risked it - loved it!
18 June 1999 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

Having read the story of the "disastrous" and "shambolic" Magical Mystery Tour in various publications for years I wondered what I was doing purchasing the DVD. After all I hadn't really enjoyed "Hard Days Night" or "Help" (though I liked Yellow Submarine). From the second the title burst on the screen though, a grin spread over my face and stayed there even after the end. I loved it! Ringo was excellent, his scenes arguing with his aunt were priceless. The music was fab and the "Flying" sequence was brilliant. The "white album" is my favourite and this film is the visual equivalent. 10/10.


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