February 9th, 2012: Help! (1965)

Cast and Crew:  Richard Lester (Director); John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

What It’s About: The plot serves as a background for the antics of the Beatles, but essentially Ringo and the gang get chased around various environments because he has a ring (get it?! Ringo?! RING?!) stuck on his finger that a Thuggee cult uses to identify their next sacrifice.

Why Watch it Today?: The Beatles made their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan show on this date in 1964.

Where to Get It: Netflix (Rental Only), free on the Internet Archive, or your local library.

Other Choices:  You could also watch the band’s first, superior film, A Hard Day’s Night.

One comment on “February 9th, 2012: Help! (1965)

  1. professormortis says:

    A Hard Day’s Night might be better, but I can’t help but loving the antics in this movie.

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