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.
as TV Director
as Police Inspector
as Man on the train
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