• A Hard Day's Night (1964)

A Hard Day's Night

Release Date: August 11th, 1964

G |1 hr 25 min

Plot Summary

The Beatles in their feature film debut, one of the greatest rock-and-roll comedy adventures ever. The film has a fully restored negative and digitally restored soundtrack. The film takes on the just-left-of-reality style of mock-documentary, following "a day in the life" of John, Paul, George, and Ringo as fame takes them by storm.

Cast: The Beatles , Wilfrid Brambell, Norman Rossington, John Junkins, Victor Spinetti, Anna Quayle, Deryck Guyler, Richard Vernon

Director: Richard Lester

Genres: Musical comedy

Production Co: Proscenium Films

Distributors: Miramax Films

Keywords: England, Witty, Bar, Rise, Playful, 1960s, Escape

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    No movie has had a greater impact on the way people looked. The music of course is immortal. show more

  • 100
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    One of the most excitingly contemporary musicals ever made.

  • 100
    Slant Magazine

    Even when the band plays away from private eyes or songs simply play over disconnected footage of them having fun, the strength of their songcraft is stirring. show more

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Awards

Nominated Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1965)
Nominated Music (Scoring of Music -- Adaptation or Treatment)
Nominated Writing (Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen)