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What's Happening! The Beatles in the U.S.A. (1964)

A documentary following the Fab Four for five days in 1964. A humorous and freewheeling account of their first trip to America.
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The Beatles ... Themselves
John Lennon ... Himself
Paul McCartney ... Himself
George Harrison ... Himself
Ringo Starr ... Himself
Brian Epstein ... Himself
Cynthia Lennon Cynthia Lennon ... Herself
Mal Evans Mal Evans ... Himself
Murray the 'K' Murray the 'K' ... Himself
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A documentary following the Fab Four for five days in 1964. A humorous and freewheeling account of their first trip to America.

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Maysles Films

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 December 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beatles v USA See more »

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Miami, Florida, USA See more »

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Featured in The Beatles Revolution (2000) See more »

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consider yourself lucky if you see it
8 December 2000 | by juwilliamsSee all my reviews

This documentary offers one of the only non-scripted glimpses of the young Beatles during one of their first visits to America. Filmed with the goal of capturing the Beatles "as they were" in the midst of media and fan mayhem, the Maysles brothers remind us that these Fab Four started out small, carefree and almost too-human.

I had the rare opportunity to see this film during a lecture by Albert Maysles. Since the film was made just before the release of "Hard Days Night," that portrayal of the fictional Beatles sadly overwhelmed the distribution of this documentary. If your local library, film school or video store has a copy of this, grab it with haste.


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