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, Escape, Bar, Rise, Playful, Witty, 1960s

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
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    It's inspired fun.

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