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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It was reported in contemporary press cuttings that fifteen minutes was later cut from the movie, including scenes involving a London double-decker bus. The Beatles autographed the ceiling of this bus, which was, by that time, privately owned by Tim Lewis of Twickenham. In 1987 David Thrower purchased the bus, in a dilapidated condition, from Wicksteed Park, Kettering, and it is now fully restored to the condition it was in when used in the movie - though the signatures of The Beatles on the ceiling are long gone, unfortunately. See more »
The set that the stage crew is seen building throughout the movie is not the one the Beatles use during their performance at the end. At the end, they stand on a generic stage with a sign that reads, "Beatles" hanging behind them. See more »
[referring to half-dressed room service waiter hiding in the wardrobe]
Any of you lot put a man in the cupboard?
Don't be soft!
Well, someone did.
[George gets up, walks over, looks in the cupboard, then sits back down]
He's right, you know
There you go.
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Opening credits: All characters and events in this film are fictitious. Any similarity to actual events, or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental See more »
The 1981 re-release version has the following end credit (added & superimposed under the original ones for 'Sound Recordists', 'Sound Editor' & 'Assistant Editor'): "Rerecorded in DOLBY STEREO (TM Logo) at GOLDWYN SOUND FACILITY STEVE MASLOW, C.A.S. GREGG LANDAKER, C.A.S. See more »
"A Hard Days Night" has got to be one of the funniest movies of all time, firmly holding its place with such classics as "Annie Hall" and "Duck Soup". It is also one of my top five favorite films of all time. The film proved that the Beatles could not only write and perform incredible songs, but that they could act as well. They are assisted in no small part by the extraordinary screenplay by Alun Owen. His dialogue is so unreasonable witty that even Groucho Marx himself would be impressed.
In "A Hard Days Night", we not only see the Beatles as great characters, but we also get some other outstanding characters, such as Paul's mischevious grandfather (Wilfred Brambell) and the dim-witted Norm and Shake (Norman Rossington and John Junkin).
This is a great film with great music and a great screenplay. I recommend this not only to avid Beatles fans, but to movie fans in general.
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