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The Compleat Beatles (1982)

Video  |   |  Documentary, Music  |  October 1982 (USA)
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A documented account of the life and career of the Fab Four, from their early years in Liverpool to their breakup, featuring rare interview and concert footage.

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Gerry Marsden ...
Himself - Gerry and the Pacemakers
Allan Williams ...
Himself - Beatles' First Manager
Bill Harry ...
Himself - Editor: Mersey Beat
Tony Sheridan ...
Himself
Horst Fascher ...
Himself - Manager: Star Club, Hamburg
Billy J. Kramer ...
Himself
Bob Wooler ...
Himself - DJ: Cavern Club
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Himself - Record Producer
Nicholas Schaffner ...
Himself - Author, The Beatles Forever
Milton Okun ...
Himself - Record Producer-Arranger
Bruce Johnston ...
Himself - The Beach Boys
Lenny Kaye ...
Himself - Guitarist
Wilfred Mellers ...
Himself - Musicologist
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Herself
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A documented account of the life and career of the Fab Four, from their early years in Liverpool to their breakup, featuring rare interview and concert footage. Written by Hiphats

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The greatest music story ever told, condensed!
11 November 2001 | by (South Wales, UK) – See all my reviews

The Beatles Anthology is without doubt the most comprehensive and accomplished of all the Beatle documentaries. Within the 6 hours plus of footage and music you will find everything you really need to journey through the greatest musical story ever told. If however, you want a condensed version that will help to pass a couple of hours with your cocoa and your slippers, then "The Compleat Beatles" is without doubt the film for you. Some may argue that to condense the rise and fall of the fab four into 115 minutes could never do the story justice, but this film just about manages to capture every key element and event in the Fab's history, though admittedly rather fleetingly. Originally released to celebrate the 20th anniversary of "Love me do", 19 years later this film is still fascinating and the best introduction to the Beatles story on the market.


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