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 »
A chronicle of John Lennon's first years, focused mainly in his adolescence and his relationship with his stern aunt Mimi, who raised him, and his absentee mother Julia, who re-entered his life at a crucial moment in his young life.
Kristin Scott Thomas,
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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On the train, Shake is shown reading "Son of Mad." However, he would find it very difficult to read the way he is holding it, as the text in this and most of the early Mad books was printed sideways. See more »
My turn? Er... bingo!
Pas "bingo," monsieur. "Banco."
Ah, I'll take the little darlin's anyway.
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Deryck Guyler is credited as 'Police Inspector' though it is clearly established that he is only a sergeant. See more »
In the television show sequence, the song "You Can't Do That" was cut from the original film. In the 30th anniversary special on the making of the film, the cut scene featuring the song is shown after the special. See more »
Directed by Richard Lester and written by Alun Owen, this is the least pretentious of the Beatles' movies, more or less mirroring their own story and featuring many of their most popular songs along with the title track (even if it does bring back memories of the crazy send-up by Peter Sellers), there is I Should Have Known Better', All My Loving', Can't Buy Me Love', and She Loves You'.
Alongside the mop-tops playing themselves, this energetic movie also features Wilfred Brambell (Albert Steptoe) as Paul's grandad, as well as John Junkin, Victor Spinetti, Deryck Guyler, and eek Lionel Blair. The boys themselves can't really act but can at least play themselves getting fan mail, giving performances, dealing with kooky fans, a typical day in the life'.
A Hard Day's Night' is fun and perhaps the most accessible of their films to non-Beatles fans. I still can't say I rate Paul McCartney though all eyebrows and enormous ego the others come out of this movie better.
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