The Beatles first film since "Help" was largely 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."
Did You Know?
dreamed up most of the film while flying home to the UK from the Monterey Pop Festival. See more
Due to the semi-improvisational nature of the film, there are a lot of deliberate mistakes in continuity and plot. See more
Jolly Jimmy Johnson the Courier
Good morning ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls! Welcome to... Mmmagical Mystery Tour!
Made in England by The Beatles See more
The 1988 home video release featured re-mixed stereo versions of the songs and restored & re-mastered "Visual" (pictue) & dialogue (sound). See more
Referenced in A Clockwork Orange
The Fool on the Hill
Performed by The Beatles
Written by John Lennon
and Paul McCartney
Published by Capitol/EMI Records See more