A Hard Day's Night
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A Hard Day's Night

87 min
Comedy | Music
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Richard Lester
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations
Country: UK
Release Date: 1964-07-06
Filming Locations: Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, London, England, UK
Budget: $560,000
Opening Weekend: $50,445 (USA) (3 December 2000)
Gross: $515,005 (USA) (20 July 2014)
The Beatles
The Beatles
John Lennon
Paul McCartney
George Harrison
Ringo Starr
Wilfrid Brambell
Norman Rossington
John Junkin
Victor Spinetti
T.V. Director
Anna Quayle
Deryck Guyler
Police Inspector
Richard Vernon
Man on Train
Edward Malin
Hotel Waiter (as Eddie Malin)
Robin Ray
T.V. Floor Manager
Lionel Blair
T.V. Choreographer
Alison Seebohm
David Janson
Young Boy (as David Jaxon)
Bridget Armstrong
Lead Makeup Woman (uncredited)
Roger Avon
Policeman Following Ringo (uncredited)
Bruce Beeby
Man Talking to Casino Manager (uncredited)
Isla Blair
Actress (uncredited)
John Bluthal
Car Thief (uncredited)
Andrea Brett
Minor Role (uncredited)
Terry Brooks
Urchin (uncredited)
Prudence Bury
Rita - Schoolgirl on Train #2 (uncredited)
Pauline Chamberlain
Showgirl (uncredited)
Andre Charisse
Champagne Waiter at Casino (uncredited)
Anne Clune
Journalist (uncredited)
Phil Collins
Seated Fan with Necktie (uncredited)
Mal Evans
Stagehand (uncredited)
Sheila Fearn
Makeup Lady (uncredited)
Rosemarie Frankland
Brunette Showgirl (uncredited)
Bob Godfrey
Man in Pub (uncredited)
Kenneth Haigh
Simon Marshall (uncredited)
Victor Harrington
Man at Casino (uncredited)
Julian Holloway
Adrian - Simon's Assistant (uncredited)
Terry Hooper
Casino Croupier (uncredited)
Ric Hutton
Minor Role (uncredited)
Clare Kelly
Barmaid (uncredited)
Lavinia Lang
Minor Role (uncredited)
David Langton
Actor (uncredited)
Richard Lester
Man in Back of the Stage (uncredited)
Al Lewis
Gambler (uncredited)
Linda Lewis
Audience Member (uncredited)
Jeremy Lloyd
Tall Dancer at the Disco (uncredited)
Maggie London
Girl at Disco (uncredited)
Jane Lumb
Minor Role (uncredited)
Dougie Millings
Tailor (uncredited)
Peter Newton
Minor Role (uncredited)
Derek Nimmo
Leslie Jackson - Magician (uncredited)
Gordon Rollings
Man with Sandwich in Pub (uncredited)
Edina Ronay
Girl at Disco (uncredited)
Sally Sheridan
Minor Role (uncredited)
Geraldine Sherman
Girl Outside Secondhand Shop (uncredited)
Marianne Stone
Society Reporter (uncredited)
Noel Trevarthen
Journalist (uncredited)
Hedger Wallace
Minor Role (uncredited)
Shalini Waran
T.V. Studio Audience Member (uncredited)
Carol White
Minor Role (uncredited)
Susan Whitman
Susan (uncredited)
Tina Williams
Tina - Schoolgirl (uncredited)
Neil Wilson
Doorman (uncredited)
Fred Wood
Pub Patron - Animated drinker behind Ringo) (uncredited)
Jerry Young
Police Constable (uncredited)
Did you know?
Paul McCartney's comment to the mirror in the dressing room "That this too too solid flesh would melt" is from William Shakespeare's "Hamlet", Act 1 Scene 2.
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When Ringo turns on the transistor radio on the train, there is a short bit of a rock and roll song, which had been recorded by a group of London session musicians. The drummer on the song, Clem Cattini, claims Jimmy Page played guitar on it.
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In the scene where Paul McCartney's grandfather suggests Ringo Starr to be parading instead of reading a book, the book he's reading is "Anatomy of a Murder".
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After the man has picked the car lock at the ending chase sequence, the object he's used to pick the lock is still in it. In the next shot, it's gone.
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After The Beatles escape the press conference they find Norm and Paul's grandfather finishing off sandwiches and drinks. George pulls a pen out of his pocket moments before Grandfather says, "Hey George, give us your John Henry on this picture?"
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In scene near the end, where the Beatles arrive moments before the walk-through, the items on the staff bulletin board on the wall change several times between shots.
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John: Hey, look at the talent. Let's give them a pull.
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John: We've broken out! Ah, the blessed freedom of it all! Have you got a nail file, these handcuffs are killin me! I was framed, I'm innocent, I don't want to go!
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Ringo: I'm going out parading before it's too late!
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What Beatle songs are featured?
(1) A Hard Day's Night, (2) I Should Have Known Better, (3) I Wanna Be Your Man, (4) Don't Bother Me, (5) All My Loving, (6) If I Fell, (7) Can't Buy Me Love, (8) And I Love Her, (9) I'm Happy Just to Dance with You, (10) This Boy (instrumental), (11) Tell Me Why, and (12) She Loves You.
What is 'A Hard Day's Night' about?
The Beatles -- John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr -- travel from Liverpool to London for a concert, but things become complicated by Paul's 'clean' grandfather (Wilfrid Brambell) and by drummer Ringo's sudden disappearance a half-hour before air time.
Is 'A Hard Day's Night' based on a book?
A Hard Day's Night is based on an original screenplay by British screenwriter Alun Owen. However, a novelization of the film by English author John Burke was released in 1964.
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Photos from cast
Pattie Boyd Susan Hampshire Margaret Nolan Michael Trubshawe
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