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Magical Mystery Tour (1967)

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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 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." Written by alfiehitchie

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 December 1967 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Lumottu Beatles-matka See more »

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Mono | Stereo (1988 re-release)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

A rough shooting script was written before filming began. About 70% of the bus exchanges are improvised, but everything filmed outside the bus was performed (more or less) as written. See more »

Goofs

When Jimmy addresses the bus from the front, the next shot has him in his seat behind the driver. See more »

Quotes

Buster Bloodvessel: I am your friendly Courier. Mister Bloodvessel is my name. Buster Bloodvessel.
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Crazy Credits

Made in England by The Beatles See more »

Alternate Versions

When the movie was first shown by the BBC in 1967, the beach scene involving Jessie Robins and Ivor Cutler, lasting nearly two minutes, was cut for unknown reasons. Yet when it was re-shown in the 70s, the scene was included. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Simpsons: Road Rage (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Death Cab For Cutie
(uncredited)
Performed by The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band (as The Bonzo Dog Band)
Written by Vivian Stanshall and Neil Innes
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Not as bad as everybody claimed it to be.
22 September 2002 | by ToddsterKSee all my reviews

When this was first released in the '60s, it was critically panned and was called the Beatles' first flop. I really never listen to critics anyway, and thought that while the story was pretty goofy, the camera use was pretty innovative for the time, and, after all, it's another chance to see the Beatles playing their songs. Movies like this make me wonder why MTV thinks they invented the music video. "I Am The Walrus" piece has kind of an odd suspense in the way it is filmed.


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