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A Hard Day's Night ()


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A "typical" day in the life of The Beatles, including many of their famous songs.

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  • Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations.
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The Beatles
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John
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Paul
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George
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Ringo
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Grandfather
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Norm
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Shake
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T.V. Director
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Millie
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Police Inspector
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Man on train
Edward Malin ...
Hotel Waiter (as Eddie Malin)
Robin Ray ...
T.V. Floor Manager
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T.V. Choreographer
Alison Seebohm ...
Secretary
David Janson ...
Young boy (as David Jaxon)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lewis Alexander ...
Casino Patron (uncredited)
Tony Allen ...
Sound Man (uncredited)
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Lead Makeup Woman (uncredited)
Roger Avon ...
Policeman Following Ringo (uncredited)
Bruce Beeby ...
Man Talking to Casino Manager (uncredited)
Charlie Bird ...
Groundskeeper (uncredited)
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Actress (uncredited)
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Car Thief (uncredited)
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Jean (uncredited)
Andrea Brett ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Terry Brooks ...
Urchin (uncredited)
Prudence Bury ...
Rita (uncredited)
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Showgirl (uncredited)
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Champagne Waiter at Casino (uncredited)
Anne Clune ...
Journalist (uncredited)
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Seated Fan with Necktie (uncredited)
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Barman (uncredited)
Fred Davis ...
Casino Manager (uncredited)
Hugh Elton ...
Security Guard (uncredited)
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Man in Crowd (uncredited)
Mal Evans ...
Stagehand (uncredited)
Peter Evans ...
Casino Patron (uncredited)
Roy Everson ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Sheila Fearn ...
Makeup Lady (uncredited)
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Club Doorman (uncredited)
Chick Fowles ...
Reporter in Theatre Lobby (uncredited)
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Brunette Showgirl (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
Bob Godfrey ...
Man in Pub (uncredited)
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Simon Marshall (uncredited)
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Dancer at Disco (uncredited)
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Man at Casino (uncredited)
George Hilsdon ...
Man in Police Station (uncredited)
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Adrian (uncredited)
Terry Hooper ...
Casino Croupier (uncredited)
Ric Hutton ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Clare Kelly ...
Barmaid (uncredited)
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Man on Train (uncredited)
Lavinia Lang ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Actor (uncredited)
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Man in Back of the Stage (uncredited)
Aileen Lewis ...
Casino Patron (uncredited)
Al Lewis ...
Gambler (uncredited)
Linda Lewis ...
Audience Member (uncredited)
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Tall Dancer at the Disco (uncredited)
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Girl at Disco (uncredited)
Jane Lumb ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Fred Machon ...
Train Passenger (uncredited)
Jack Mandeville ...
Man in Studio Canteen (uncredited)
Dougie Millings ...
Tailor (uncredited)
Richard Neller ...
Casino Patron (uncredited)
Peter Newton ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Derek Nimmo ...
Leslie Jackson (uncredited)
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Grandfather's Girl at Casino (uncredited)
Jim O'Brady ...
Pub Patron (uncredited)
Gerald Paris ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Chalmers Peddie ...
Security Guard (uncredited)
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Girl at Disco (uncredited)
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Man with Sandwich in Pub (uncredited)
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Girl at Disco (uncredited)
Sally Sheridan ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Geraldine Sherman ...
Girl Outside Secondhand Shop (uncredited)
Sadie Slade ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
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Party Goer (uncredited)
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Society Reporter (uncredited)
Fred Stroud ...
Pub Patron (uncredited)
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Policeman (uncredited)
Laura Thurlow ...
Ringo's Pothole Girlfriend (uncredited)
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Journalist (uncredited)
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Casino Manager (uncredited)
Hedger Wallace ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Shalini Waran ...
T.V. Studio Audience Member (uncredited)
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Minor Role (uncredited)
Susan Whitman ...
Susan (uncredited)
Tina Williams ...
Tina (uncredited)
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Doorman (uncredited)
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Pub Patron (Animated Drinker Behind Ringo) (uncredited)
Jerry Young ...
Police Constable (uncredited)

Directed by

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Richard Lester

Written by

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Alun Owen ... (original screenplay)

Produced by

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Denis O'Dell ... associate producer
Walter Shenson ... producer
David V. Picker ... executive producer (uncredited)

Cinematography by

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Gilbert Taylor ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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John Jympson

Editorial Department

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Dan Edelstein ... editorial coordinator
Romeo Fornoles ... timer: 4-Media Co. Film Laboratory restoration
Stephen Schwartz ... assistant editor
Charlotte Stobbs ... apprentice editor
Kenny B. Stuart ... post-production coordinator
Pamela Tomling ... assistant editor
Roy Benson ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Irene Lamb ... (uncredited)

Art Direction by

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Ray Simm

Costume Design by

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Julie Harris
Dougie Millings ... (uncredited)

Makeup Department

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Betty Glasow ... hairdresser
John O'Gorman ... makeup artist

Production Management

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John Rogers ... executive in charge of production: Miramax (as John S. Rogers Jr.)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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John D. Merriman ... assistant director
Alex Carver-Hill ... second assistant director (uncredited)
Bob Howard ... third assistant director (uncredited)
Barrie Melrose ... second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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William Alexander ... draughtsman (uncredited)
George Lack ... assistant art director (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Michael Barry ... sound re-mixer: Sound One Corp.
H.L. Bird ... sound recordist
Stephen Dalby ... sound recordist
Gordon Daniel ... sound editor
Michael DiCosimo ... sound consultant: Dolby Laboratories
Kevin Reeves ... sound engineer: Polygram Studios
Dominick Tavella ... sound re-mixer: Sound One Corp.
Gerry Humphreys ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Jim Roddan ... sound editor (uncredited)
Mike Silverlock ... sound camera operator (uncredited)
Frank Sloggett ... boom assistant (uncredited)
Don Wortham ... boom operator (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Ronnie Wass ... optical effects: titles (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Derek V. Browne ... camera operator
Jack Atcheler ... second camera operator (uncredited)
Bert Cann ... still photographer (uncredited)
Peter Ewens ... clapper loader (uncredited)
Roy Ford ... focus puller (uncredited)
Paul Wilson ... camera operator (uncredited)

Music Department

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John Lennon ... songs by
George Martin ... musical director
Paul McCartney ... songs by
George Martin ... composer: incidental music (uncredited) / music arranger (uncredited) / performers: "This Boy: Ringo's Theme" (uncredited)

Other crew

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Rita Davison ... continuity
Robert Freeman ... titles design
Andrew Herwitz ... business affairs: Miramax
Mal Evans ... private assistant for the Beatles (uncredited)
Beryl Harvey ... production secretary (uncredited)
Astrid Kirchherr ... still photgrapher (uncredited)
George 'Bud' Ornstein ... production executive: United Artists (uncredited)
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

The Beatles--the world's most famous rock and roll band--travel from their home town of Liverpool to London to perform in a television broadcast. 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 Jim Beaver

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Taglines The Beatles starring in their first full-length, hilarious action-packed film ! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Beatlemania (United Kingdom)
  • The Beatles (United Kingdom)
  • Beatles No. 1 (United Kingdom)
  • Quatre garçons dans le vent (France)
  • Yeah Yeah Yeah (Germany)
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Runtime
  • 87 min
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Box Office

Budget $560,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia George Harrison stumbles and falls during the opening sequence of the group running down a street towards the camera. This wasn't intended and he ripped the suit he was wearing, but as he quickly recovered, laughed and continued running, it was decided to retain the shot in the film. See more »
Goofs Whilst the closing credits say that all the songs were written by Lennon and McCartney, the soundtrack includes "Don't Bother Me," written by George Harrison. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into The Beatles: She Loves You - A Hard Day's Night Version (1964). See more »
Soundtracks A Hard Day's Night See more »
Crazy Credits The opening credits are superimposed over the action. The Beatles are running from a mob of fans whilst the title track plays. See more »
Quotes Reporter: How did you find America?
John: Turned left at Greenland.
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