Director: Richard Lester
Writers: Marc Behm; Charles Wood
Keywords: Musical, Comedy, Rock and Roll, The Beatles
Members of a mystical Eastern cult chase Ringo after he puts on their sacrificial ring and it gets stuck. Failing that, they will sacrifice Ringo himself to fulfill the ring's destiny. A girl in the cult tries to help them. Second Beatles film, comparing poorly to the first; storyline and set pieces apparently inspired by James Bond. Much of the humor falls flat, but the music does not.
||Bootsie and Snudge
||A Touch of Love
||Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
||Travelling North, Rumpole of the Bailey
||Alf Garnett on Till Death Us Do Part
||Oh! What A Lovely War
Review by John Baran (posted on 7-Mar-2008)
This is a forerunner of the great British comedies of Monty Python. Of course, the Beatles were just being the Beatles, but that is what they did best. From England to the Bahamas, this film is a phenomenal romp, brilliantly written and directed. It even has a product endorsement in the form of a billboard for V8 juice. I'm probably in the minority in saying it surpassed "A Hard Day's Night," but that is truly how I feel.
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