Filmed on 30 January 1969, at the Beatles' rooftop concert at Apple in London. Footage used in the film Let It Be. The Beatles' rooftop concert was the final public performance of the ... See full summary »
The Beatles travel to London to perform on television. Along the way they must rescue Paul's unconventional grandfather from various misadventures and drummer Ringo goes missing just before the crucial concert.Written by
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In the river scene where the boy asks "Why aren't you at work?", Sir Ringo Starr can be seen mouthing the boy's line before answering his own. See more »
On the train John is wearing a white shirt with a black tie. When they run from the train to the waiting car, John is shown inside the car wearing a black turtleneck shirt (the latter shot being taken from actual footage of the band being mobbed). See more »
And we're looking after him, are we?
I'll look after myself.
Yeah, that's what I'm afraid of.
He's got you worried, then?
Him? He's a villain, a real mixer. And he costs you a fortune in Breach of Promise cases.
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The opening credits are superimposed over the action. The Beatles are running from a mob of fans whilst the title track plays. See more »
The Mirimax DVD and the Universal/Alliance Blu-Ray replace the film's original mono songs with surround sound versions based on the stereo masters. There are slight differences between the recordings. See more »
"A Hard Days Night" has got to be one of the funniest movies of all time, firmly holding its place with such classics as "Annie Hall" and "Duck Soup". It is also one of my top five favorite films of all time. The film proved that the Beatles could not only write and perform incredible songs, but that they could act as well. They are assisted in no small part by the extraordinary screenplay by Alun Owen. His dialogue is so unreasonable witty that even Groucho Marx himself would be impressed.
In "A Hard Days Night", we not only see the Beatles as great characters, but we also get some other outstanding characters, such as Paul's mischevious grandfather (Wilfred Brambell) and the dim-witted Norm and Shake (Norman Rossington and John Junkin).
This is a great film with great music and a great screenplay. I recommend this not only to avid Beatles fans, but to movie fans in general.
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