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A Hard Day’s Night 1964 film review


A Hard Day’s Night 1964 film review

A Hard Day’s Night (1964, United Kingdom)

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Running time
90 minutes
Language
English
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Our rating
⚫⚫⚫⚫⚫⚫⚫⚫⚫⚪ 9 / 10

The Beatles are about to appear in a variety show on national television that will be broadcast from the London studios. To reach the studio they leave Liverpool and get on the train, where they meet Paul’s grandfather, John McCartney, who seems to be a real clean old man. Soon he proves to be a pain in the backside, just like a man, who joins them in the train compartment and demands them to be quite and behave. Once they arrive to London they again have to find the way to avoid the crazed fans waiting at the train station. Norm, the manager, and his right hand Shake, are doing their best to keep them together and deliver them on time to the studio, but they can’t count on the cooperation from John, Paul, Ringo or George. It doesn’t really help that Paul’s grandfather keeps interfering in every bit of their journey and preparations.

First film of The Beatles filmed when the Beatlemania was in full swing. A Hard Day’s Night is a comedy with elements of musical (presents their biggest hits at that point), but it is more or less look at the average day of lives of the Beatles - Alun Owen wrote the screenplay while observing them during their tour of France and put together the elements that he saw in their everyday behavior and situations they were dealing with. And the film is like the music of The Beatles - optimistic, unpredictable, full of energy and entertaining. We see the misadventure of famous four and their manager while they are basically themselves. Great atmosphere, great soundtrack and The Beatles at their best.


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Creators of A Hard Day’s Night


Richard Lester films

Richard Lester

director

Alun Owen films

Alun Owen

screenplay



Cast of A Hard Day’s Night


John Lennon films

John Lennon

as John

Paul McCartney films

Paul McCartney

as Paul

George Harrison films

George Harrison

as George

Ringo Starr films

Ringo Starr

as Ringo

Wilfrid Brambell films

Wilfrid Brambell

as Grandfather

Norman Rossington films

Norman Rossington

as Norm

John Junkin films

John Junkin

as Shake

Victor Spinetti films

Victor Spinetti

as TV Director

Deryck Guyler films

Deryck Guyler

as Police Inspector

Richard Vernon films

Richard Vernon

as Man on the train

Margaret Nolan films

Margaret Nolan

as Woman in casino


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