Fab Five “Days Night” 50 Years

A Hard Day’s Night

July 6, 1964

Beatles hey mister

Ringo Starr, George Harrison, John Lennon & Paul McCartney of the Beatles in ‘A Hard Day’s Night’

In celebration of film’s 50th anniversary Criterion Collection issues 4K digital restoration

What an inspired idea Beatles manager Brian Epstein had to introduce the world to John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr in the 1964 film “A Hard Day’s Night”.  Naturals for the camera, the lads stole our hearts and delivered a funny, nonstop scream fest!  Paul’s “grandfather” (“villain, a real mixer” 🙂 (Wilfrid Brambell) practically stole the show ascending from under the stage during the middle of a number!

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The film never gets old and always lifts my spirits and brings a smile with thoughts and memories of a glorious time gone by.

Directed by Richard Lester
Produced by Walter Shenson
Written by Alun Owen
Starring John Lennon Paul McCartney George Harrison Ringo Starr Wilfrid Brambell Norman Rossington John Junkin Victor Spinetti Maggie d’Abo
Music by The Beatles George Martin
Cinematography Gilbert Taylor
Editing by John Jympson
Studio Proscenium Films Walter Shenson Films Maljack Productions
Distributed by United Artists
Release dates 6 July 1964 (UK)