The Beatles charter a special bus for a surreal mystery tour.

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George Harrison (as The Beatles), John Lennon (as The Beatles) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band ... (as Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band)
Jan Carson Jan Carson ... Stripper
George Claydon ... Photographer
Ivor Cutler Ivor Cutler ... Mr. Bloodvessel
Shirley Evans Shirley Evans ... Accordionist
Nat Jackley Nat Jackley ... Rubber Man
Nicola Hale Nicola Hale ... Little Girl (as Nichola)
Jessie Robins Jessie Robins ... Ringo's Aunt (as Jessie Robbins)
Derek Royle Derek Royle ... Jolly Jimmy
Victor Spinetti ... Army Sergeant
Miranda Forbes Miranda Forbes ... Hostess Wendy Winters (as Mandy Weet)
Maggie Wright ... Starlet
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Storyline

The Beatles first movie since Help! (1965) was largely Sir Paul McCartney's project. The story follows a bus load of eccentric characters on a magic journey through the English countryside. Rather than a unified narrative, it becomes a series of psychedelic clips promoting various songs including "The Fool on the Hill", "Blue Jay Way", "Your Mother Should Know", "I Am the Walrus", and "Magical Mystery Tour". The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band are seen in a strip club playing "Death Cab for Cutie". Written by alfiehitchie

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Trivia

After its premiere on BBC1 on December 26, 1967, Sir Ringo Starr apparently rang up the BBC complaining that the movie got poor ratings because it was broadcast in black-and-white. A few days later, it was broadcast in color on BBC2. It still bombed. See more »

Goofs

Halfway through the staircase scene at the beginning of "Your Mother Should Know," John loses his balance and nearly falls off the step. He recovers, however, and the shot continues. See more »

Quotes

Jolly Jimmy Johnson the Courier: Good morning ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls! Welcome to... Mmmagical Mystery Tour!
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Crazy Credits

Made in England by The Beatles See more »

Alternate Versions

The 1988 home video release featured re-mixed stereo versions of the songs and restored & re-mastered "Visual" (pictue) & dialogue (sound). See more »

Connections

Featured in The Making of 'Magical Mystery Tour' (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Your Mother Should Know
(uncredited)
Performed by The Beatles
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Published by Capitol/EMI Records
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Underrated, but still not very good
29 July 2006 | by Shaolin_ApuSee all my reviews

'Magical Mystery Tour' presents the best band ever in the world (guess who) at their most creative period. During the phase that started from November 1966 with recording of Strawberry Fields Forever to spring 1968 with recordings of the Yellow Submarine soundtrack that one band did most of their best material ever. The six songs presented in the 'Magical Mystery Tour' are however alone better than what the group did with the movie.

At times the movie is even hilarious but perhaps too permissive adaptation of some scenes makes the overall atmosphere a bit too lame to be wholly enjoyable. It is sad that people will usually just remember the lame scenes only and forget funny ones. Therefore the overall impression will become negative to many viewers.

My score of this film is actually a combination of two separate categories: people who don't consider themselves as a Beatles fans they will get nothing more than just few cute tunes and for them this is a 4/10 movie. For Beatles fans this is about 7/10 for they will find many scenes and references certainly as entertaining as ever. Still even the fans can't be subjugated to enjoy everything and therefore not full score for even them.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 December 1967 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Gira mágica y misteriosa See more »

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Mono | Stereo (1988 re-release)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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