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The Beatles
Director: Richard Lester Cast: The Beatles
The Beatles
, Leo McKern
Leo McKern
Richard Lester


The Beatles
Director: Richard Lester Cast: The Beatles
The Beatles
, Leo McKern
Leo McKern
Richard Lester


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In their second feature with director Richard Lester, who oversaw the massive hit A Hard Day's Night, the Beatles again aim for a mix of goofy comedy and sterling pop music. There is slightly more of a plot this time, though it is a patently ridiculous one: a sacred ruby ring comes into Ringo's possession, attracting the unwelcome attention of an exotic religious cult and forcing the boys to go on the run. This chase narrative is thankfully never taken too seriously, serving mainly as an excuse for colorful excursions to international locations from Europe to the Bahamas. The musical numbers include such classic tunes as "Ticket to Ride," "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away," and, of course, "Help!."

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Product Details

Release Date: 06/25/2013
UPC: 0602537415861
Original Release: 1965
Source: Capitol
Sales rank: 16,145

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Beatles Themselves
Leo McKern Clang
Eleanor Bron Ahme
Victor Spinetti Prof. Foot
Roy Kinnear Algernon
Patrick Cargill Superintendent
John Bluthal Bhuta
Alfie Bass Doorman
Warren Mitchell Abdul
Peter Copley Jeweller
Bruce Lacey Lawnmower
Thomas Baptiste Actor
Ronnie Brody Actor
Golda Casimir Cleaner in Temple
Vera Cook Actor
Rupert Holliday Evans Priest,Thug
Mary Ford Actor
Gretchen Franklin Woman in Street
Jeremy Lloyd Actor
Andrea Malandrinos Austrian Waiter
Zienia Merton Actor
Dandy Nichols Woman in Street
Jenny Till Actor
Ian Wilson Actor
Eve Eden Actor
Edith Saville Actor
Joe Gibbons Actor
Susan Reid Actor
Stewart Guidotti Actor
Blake Butler Actor
Alex MacIntosh Actor
George Harrison Actor
Mal Evans Cross Channel Swimmer
John Lennon Actor
Paul McCartney Actor
Ringo Starr Actor
John Louis Mansi Actor

Technical Credits
Richard Lester Director
Neil Aspinall Executive Producer
Marc Behm Original Story,Screenwriter
Jonathan Clyde Producer
Dinah Greet Costumes/Costume Designer
Julie Harris Costumes/Costume Designer
George Harrison Songwriter
John Lennon Songwriter
Paul McCartney Songwriter
Arthur Newman Costumes/Costume Designer
John Pellatt Production Manager
Cliff John Richardson Special Effects
Walter Shenson Producer
Ray Simm Art Director
John Victor Smith Editor
Ken Thorne Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
David Watkin Cinematographer
Roy Whybrow Special Effects
Charles Wood Screenwriter

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