Down 25,858 this week

The Beatles: The First U.S. Visit (1991)

Video  -  Documentary | Music  -  1991 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.8/10 from 499 users  
Reviews: 8 user | 2 critic

Maysles brothers documentary covering the first arrival of "Beatlemania" in the U.S., as well at the band's historical appearances on "The Ed Sullivan Show."

0Check in

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 99 titles
created 18 May 2011
a list of 25 titles
created 04 Jun 2012
a list of 37 titles
created 05 Aug 2012
a list of 85 titles
created 02 Jan 2013
a list of 42 titles
created 11 months ago

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: The Beatles: The First U.S. Visit (Video 1991)

The Beatles: The First U.S. Visit (Video 1991) on IMDb 7.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Beatles: The First U.S. Visit.




Credited cast:
Cynthia Lennon ...
Mal Evans ...
Brian Epstein ...
Ralph Rennick ...
Announcer (The Ed Sullivan Show) (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Murray the 'K' ...
Himself - DJ, New York
Geri Miller ...


Maysles brothers documentary covering the first arrival of "Beatlemania" in the U.S., as well at the band's historical appearances on "The Ed Sullivan Show."

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis


Documentary | Music





Release Date:

1991 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


John Lennon can be heard playing the opening notes to "Strawberry Fields Forever" during one scene in a hotel room. The song would not be released until years later, but this is an indication that Lennon had the melody in his head for quite some time. See more »


The end credits on the original video release of THE BEATLES: THE FIRST U.S. VISIT erroneously gave the composer credit for "Till There Was You" to Richard Rodgers. Subsequent releases corrected this credit and accurately gave Meredith Willson credit for composing the song. See more »


[At a press conference at Kennedy Airport.]
Girl: Can you please sing something for us?
The Beatles: No!
Reporter: Is it because you can't sing?
John Lennon: No, we need money first.
See more »


Features CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite (1962) See more »


Love Me Do
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Courtesy of Beechwood Music Corp. and EMI Records Ltd.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

6 March 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Beatles: First U.S. Visit (1994)

*** (out of 4)

Very entertaining documentary taking a look at The Beatles as they head to the U.S. for the first time to do three Ed Sullivan shows as well as a concert in Washington, D.C.. I had seen all of the concert/Sullivan stuff in other forms but the documentary still kept me entertained with everything that was happening behind the scenes. It was fun seeing the four men off the stage, although I'm not quite sure what they were going for with all their cigarette humor. It seemed like the boys liked playing with their cigarettes with the scene where Ringo is blowing the smoke into Paul's face. The Washington, D.C. show is one I've seen and listened to before via a bootleg tape i had back in the day. I never really liked this show because it was hard understanding the band due to all the screaming girls but the audio here was a lot better. Even with that said, I can't blame the band for quitting the tours due to this type of stuff. Of the four Sullivan shows I'd say I enjoyed the last one the best as I think their version of Twist and Shout was the best performance from anything here. This documentary certainly can't be compared to The Beatles Anthology but it's still fun.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Paul? matchboxgirl
Discuss The Beatles: The First U.S. Visit (1991) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: