A Hard Day's Night
A Hard Day's Night is a 1964 musical comedy film directed by Richard Lester and starring the English rock band the Beatles—John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr—during the height of Beatlemania. It was written by Alun Owen and originally released by United Artists. The film portrays 36 hours in the lives of the group as they prepare for a television performance.
The Beatles evade a horde of fans while boarding a train for London. En route, they meet Paul's trouble-making grandfather for the first time; he becomes so much of a nuisance that Paul has him locked up in the guards van, but he and the others soon join him inside. They play cards and entertain some schoolgirls before arriving at the London station, where they're quickly driven to a hotel and begin to feel cooped up. Their manager Norm tasks them with answering all their fan mail, but they sneak out to party, only to be caught by Norm and taken back. They then find out that the grandfather went to a gambling club using an invitation sent to Ringo, and, after a brief dust-up, they bring him back to the hotel.
|keywords||a book anatomy of a murder arrest beatles fan fan mail fire escape first time foot chase force gamble keystone cops lock up pass police station press conference question railway station read tv studio|
|musicBy||George Harrison The Beatles|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Score, Adaptation or Treatment Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay|
|productionCompany||Proscenium Films Walter Shenson Films|
|theme||jukebox musical musical musical comedy teen transport|