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The Beatles: The First U.S. Visit (1991)

Maysles brothers documentary covering the first arrival of "Beatlemania" in the U.S., as well at the band's historical appearances on "The Ed Sullivan Show."
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Cast

Credited cast:
John Lennon ... Himself (archive footage)
Paul McCartney ... Himself
George Harrison ... Himself
Ringo Starr ... Himself
Cynthia Lennon Cynthia Lennon ... Herself
Mal Evans Mal Evans ... Himself (archive footage)
Brian Epstein ... Himself (archive footage)
Ed Sullivan ... Himself (archive footage)
Ralph Rennick Ralph Rennick ... Announcer (The Ed Sullivan Show) (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Murray the 'K' Murray the 'K' ... Himself - DJ, New York
Geri Miller Geri Miller ... Herself
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Maysles brothers documentary covering the first arrival of "Beatlemania" in the U.S., as well at the band's historical appearances on "The Ed Sullivan Show."

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

'Битлз': Первый визит в США See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Apple Corps See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

John Lennon can be heard playing the opening notes to "Strawberry Fields Forever" during one scene in a hotel room. The song would not be released until years later, but this is an indication that Lennon had the melody in his head for quite some time. See more »

Goofs

The end credits on the original video release of THE BEATLES: THE FIRST U.S. VISIT erroneously gave the composer credit for "Till There Was You" to Richard Rodgers. Subsequent releases corrected this credit and accurately gave Meredith Willson credit for composing the song. See more »

Quotes

[At a press conference at Kennedy Airport.]
Girl: Can you please sing something for us?
The Beatles: No!
Reporter: Is it because you can't sing?
John Lennon: No, we need money first.
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Connections

Features The Huntley-Brinkley Report (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

Twist and Shout
Written by Phil Medley & Bert Berns
Courtesy of Screen Gems-EMI Music
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6 March 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Beatles: First U.S. Visit (1994)

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Very entertaining documentary taking a look at The Beatles as they head to the U.S. for the first time to do three Ed Sullivan shows as well as a concert in Washington, D.C.. I had seen all of the concert/Sullivan stuff in other forms but the documentary still kept me entertained with everything that was happening behind the scenes. It was fun seeing the four men off the stage, although I'm not quite sure what they were going for with all their cigarette humor. It seemed like the boys liked playing with their cigarettes with the scene where Ringo is blowing the smoke into Paul's face. The Washington, D.C. show is one I've seen and listened to before via a bootleg tape i had back in the day. I never really liked this show because it was hard understanding the band due to all the screaming girls but the audio here was a lot better. Even with that said, I can't blame the band for quitting the tours due to this type of stuff. Of the four Sullivan shows I'd say I enjoyed the last one the best as I think their version of Twist and Shout was the best performance from anything here. This documentary certainly can't be compared to The Beatles Anthology but it's still fun.


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