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Help! (1965)

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Ringo finds himself the human sacrifice target of a cult and the band must try to protect him from it.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... The Beatles
... Clang
... Ahme
... Foot
... Algernon
... Bhuta
... Superintendent
Alfie Bass ... Doorman
... Abdul
... Jeweller
Bruce Lacey ... Lawnmower
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Storyline

An Eastern cult discovers that the sacrificial ring is missing. Ringo, drummer of The Beatles band has it; sent by the girl (who's to be sacrificed) as a gift. Clang, Ahme, Bhuta and several cult members leave for London to retrieve the ring. After several failed attempts to steal the ring, they confront him in an Indian restaurant. Ringo learns that if he does not return the ring soon, he will become the next sacrifice. Ringo then discovers that the ring is stuck on his finger. Its a race against time; John, Paul, and George try to protect their friend while they're all being chased not only by Clang and his minions, but also by two mad scientists and the chief inspector of Scotland yard. Will Ringo be saved, or will he be sacrificed? Written by Erin Pelicano

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Stop Worrying! HELP! Is On The Way! See more »


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25 August 1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

¡Socorro!  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

While the Beatles are attempting to solve Ringo's ring problem at the jeweler's, George can be seen quietly shoplifting various jewels and slipping them into his overcoat pockets! See more »

Goofs

During the performance of "Help!" in the beginning of the movie, Ringo is wearing the sacrificial ring in the close-ups but not in the other shots. Also, in the close-ups, Ringo and his drums are on a much shorter riser than in the other shots. See more »

Quotes

John: There's somebody been in this soup.
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Crazy Credits

"I Need You" by George Harrison is the only song title credited in the end credits. As this is shown you can hear George say '"I Need You" by George Harrison'. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #22.79 (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

You've Got to Hide Your Love Away
(1965) (uncredited)
Written by John Lennon
Performed by The Beatles with Accompaniment by John Scott as Johnny Scott performing on flutes
Published by Capitol Records
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THE BEST MOVIE OF ITS KIND...
5 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

...What kind of movie, you might ask? Comedy? Spy Thriller? Or just zany madcap nonsense? It doesn't matter. I've seen it many times over the past 30 years and it just gets better with age. The music of course, is phenomenal-and you don't have to be a die-hard Beatles fan to appreciate this musical comedy masterpiece.

Rating: ***** out of *****


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