Filmed on 30 January 1969, at the Beatles' rooftop concert at Apple in London. Footage used in the film Let It Be. The Beatles' rooftop concert was the final public performance of the ... See full summary »
The Beatles travel to London to perform on television. Along the way they must rescue Paul's unconventional grandfather from various misadventures and drummer Ringo goes missing just before the crucial concert.Written by
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Pattie Boyd appears in several scenes in the first act, all on the train. 1) She is one of the two "schoolgirls on the train" they first encounter 2) Sir Paul McCartney chats her up with her friend. 3) She sits next to Paul and smiles and sings on "I Should Have Known Better". She and George Harrison, who met during filming, married within eighteen months. See more »
When Paul's Grandfather is selling pictures of the group outside the theater, the girls who surround him knock his hat off his head. Immediately after, as the Bobbies (Policemen) rescue him from the crowd, his hat is still on. See more »
This is a battle of nerves between John and me.
John hasn't got any.
That's the trouble. I've toyed with the idea of a ball and chain, but he'd probably just rattle them at me, and in public, too. Sometimes I think he enjoys seeing me suffer.
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Deryck Guyler is credited as 'Police Inspector' though it is clearly established that he is only a sergeant. See more »
Years before the advent of DVD, A Hard Day's Night became the first major motion picture to be released in CD-ROM format for the home computer market, with supplementary material included. See more »
Directed by Richard Lester and written by Alun Owen, this is the least pretentious of the Beatles' movies, more or less mirroring their own story and featuring many of their most popular songs along with the title track (even if it does bring back memories of the crazy send-up by Peter Sellers), there is I Should Have Known Better', All My Loving', Can't Buy Me Love', and She Loves You'.
Alongside the mop-tops playing themselves, this energetic movie also features Wilfred Brambell (Albert Steptoe) as Paul's grandad, as well as John Junkin, Victor Spinetti, Deryck Guyler, and eek Lionel Blair. The boys themselves can't really act but can at least play themselves getting fan mail, giving performances, dealing with kooky fans, a typical day in the life'.
A Hard Day's Night' is fun and perhaps the most accessible of their films to non-Beatles fans. I still can't say I rate Paul McCartney though all eyebrows and enormous ego the others come out of this movie better.
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