In September 1967 The Beatles embarked on making their third film, this time conceived and directed by themselves. Based on a loose unscripted narrative and in the spirit of the experimental mood of the time, the film became the vehicle to present 6 new songs: “Magical Mystery Tour”, “The Fool On The Hill”, “Flying”, “I Am The Walrus”, “Blue Jay Way” and “Your Mother Should Know”.
Magical Mystery Tour is a surreal take on the British tradition of a coach trip to the seaside, featuring the Beatles themselves along with an eccentric cast of characters played by professional actors. Other passengers were friends and associates with family members invited along for the ride. They set off from London and headed west down the A30 to Cornwall where most of the film was shot.
Roll up Roll up for The Mystery Tour!
Cast/Featuring: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Ivor Cutler, Victor Spinetti
Producer(s): Denis O'Dell
Director(s): The Beatles
Screenwriter(s): The Beatles
Editor(s): Roy Benson
Composer(s)/Music: John Lennon. Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr
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